Isolation of Zika Virus Imported from Tonga into Australia

  title={Isolation of Zika Virus Imported from Tonga into Australia},
  author={Alyssa T Pyke and Peter R. Moore and Sonja Hall-Mendelin and Jamie McMahon and Bruce J. Harrower and Tanya R Constantino and Andrew F van den Hurk},
  booktitle={PLoS currents},
INTRODUCTION The globally emergent Zika virus (ZIKV) is a threat to Australia, given the number of imported cases from epidemic regions and the presence of competent mosquito vectors. We report the isolation of ZIKV from a female traveler who recently returned from Tonga to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 2016. METHODS A specific TaqMan real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assay (RT-PCR) assay was used to detect ZIKV in serum and urine samples. Conventional cell… CONTINUE READING
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