In May 2015 the first autochthonous Zika virus infection was reported in Brazil. Rapid and urgent measures are needed to contain the ongoing outbreak. Here we report the full-length ZIKV coding sequence from Bahia. Genetic analysis of outbreak sequences will be essential for characterizing the diversity of circulating strains, identifying hotspots of virus transmission and guiding public health control. Rapid and urgent measures are needed to contain the ongoing outbreak.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.meegid.2016.03.030

Type

Journal article

Journal

Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases

Publication Date

07/2016

Volume

41

Pages

142 - 145

Addresses

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy. Electronic address: giovanetti.marta@gmail.com.

Keywords

Humans, Phylogeny, Genome, Viral, Middle Aged, Brazil, Female, Zika Virus, Zika Virus Infection