Phylogeography and molecular epidemiology of an epidemic strain of dengue virus type 1 in Sri Lanka.

@article{Ocwieja2014PhylogeographyAM,
  title={Phylogeography and molecular epidemiology of an epidemic strain of dengue virus type 1 in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Karen E. Ocwieja and A. Nilesh Fernando and Scott Sherrill-Mix and Sesh A. Sundararaman and Rashika N Tennekoon and Rashmi Tippalagama and Shivankari Krishnananthasivam and Gayani Samadara Premawansa and Sunil Premawansa and Aruna D de Silva},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2014},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={225-34}
}
In 2009, a severe epidemic of dengue disease occurred in Sri Lanka, with higher mortality and morbidity than any previously recorded epidemic in the country. It corresponded to a shift to dengue virus 1 as the major disease-causing serotype in Sri Lanka. Dengue disease reached epidemic levels in the next 3 years. We report phylogenetic evidence that the 2009 epidemic DENV-1 strain continued to circulate within the population and caused severe disease in the epidemic of 2012. Bayesian… CONTINUE READING