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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




Journal article


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

Publication Date





142 - 145


Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy. Electronic address:


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