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We investigated an outbreak of exanthematous illness in Maceió by using molecular surveillance; 76% of samples tested positive for chikungunya virus. Genetic analysis of 23 newly generated genomes identified the East/Central/South African genotype, suggesting that this lineage has persisted since mid-2014 in Brazil and may spread in the Americas and beyond.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2310.170307

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

10/2017

Volume

23

Pages

1742 - 1744

Keywords

Animals, Humans, Chikungunya virus, Exanthema, RNA, Viral, Disease Outbreaks, Phylogeny, Genotype, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Middle Aged, Child, Child, Preschool, Infant, Brazil, Female, Male, Coinfection, Chikungunya Fever, Zika Virus, Zika Virus Infection