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Sequencing of isolates from patients in Bahia, Brazil, where most Zika virus cases in Brazil have been reported, resulted in 11 whole and partial Zika virus genomes. Phylogenetic analyses revealed a well-supported Bahia-specific Zika virus lineage, which indicates sustained Zika virus circulation in Salvador, Bahia's capital city, since mid-2014.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2210.160663

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

15/10/2016

Volume

22

Pages

1788 - 1792

Keywords

Humans, DNA, Viral, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Phylogeny, Genome, Viral, Adult, Aged, Brazil, Female, Male, Molecular Typing, Zika Virus, Zika Virus Infection