Molecular Evolution of Zika Virus during Its Emergence in the 20th Century

@inproceedings{Faye2014MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular Evolution of Zika Virus during Its Emergence in the 20th Century},
  author={Oumar K Faye and Caio C. M. Freire and Atila Iamarino and Ousmane Faye and Juliana Velasco C. de Oliveira and M. L. Diallo and Paolo M. A. Zanotto and Amadou Alpha Sall},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2014}
}
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus first isolated in Uganda in 1947. Although entomological and virologic surveillance have reported ZIKV enzootic activity in diverse countries of Africa and Asia, few human cases were reported until 2007, when a Zika fever epidemic took place in Micronesia. In the context of West Africa, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever at Institut Pasteur of Dakar (http://www.pasteur.fr/recherche/banques/CRORA/) reports the… CONTINUE READING
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