Continued Transmission of Zika Virus in Humans in West Africa, 1992-2016.

  title={Continued Transmission of Zika Virus in Humans in West Africa, 1992-2016.},
  author={Bobby Brooke Herrera and Charlotte Chang and Donald J. Hamel and Souleymane Mboup and Daouda Ndiaye and Godwin E. Imade and Jonathan Okpokwu and Oche Ochai Agbaji and Amy Kristine Bei and Phyllis J Kanki},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={215 10},
First identified in 1947 in Uganda, Zika virus (ZIKV) has remained largely unstudied until the recent outbreak in Latin America. This study aimed to measure the prevalence of ZIKV in febrile patients in Senegal and Nigeria in samples collected from 1992 to 2016. The seroprevalence of ZIKV was 6.2% based on ZIKV immunoglobulin M and negative for dengue reactivity. ZIKV envelope was amplified from 4 samples. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the ZIKVs belonged to the African lineage, grouping… CONTINUE READING
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