South-east Asian Zika virus strain linked to cluster of cases in Singapore, August 2016

South-east Asian Zika virus strain linked to cluster of cases in Singapore, August 2016
Title:
South-east Asian Zika virus strain linked to cluster of cases in Singapore, August 2016
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Eurosurveillance
DOI:
10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.38.30347
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Publication Date:
22 September 2016
Citation:
Maurer-Stroh S, Mak T, Ng Y, Phuah S, Huber RG, Marzinek JK, Holdbrook DA, Lee RT, Cui L, Lin RT. South-east Asian Zika virus strain linked to cluster of cases in Singapore, August 2016. Euro Surveill. 2016;21(38):pii=30347. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.38.30347
Abstract:
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an ongoing global public health emergency with 70 countries and territories reporting evidence of ZIKV transmission since 2015. On 27 August 2016, Singapore reported its first case of local ZIKV transmission and identified an ongoing cluster. Here, we report the genome sequences of ZIKV strains from two cases and find through phylogenetic analysis that these strains form an earlier branch distinct from the recent large outbreak in the Americas.
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Funding Info:
NPHL and its surveillance programmes are fully funded by Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore and the other authors are funded by the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore (HEIDI programme) and the Ministry of Education in Singapore (MOE AcRF Tier 3 Grant Number MOE2012-T3-1-008 co-held by Chandra Verma and Peter Bond of the Bioinformatics Institute (A*STAR)). The authors would like to thank Communicable Disease Division, MOH, Singapore, for its roles in field investigation and sample collection.
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ISSN:
1025-496X
1560-7917
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