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

19/09/2017

Volume

23

Pages

1742 - 1744