Zika virus complete genome from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 41: 142-145 (2016).

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Title: Zika virus complete genome from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Authors: surname=de OliveiraGiovanetti M, Faria NR, Nunes MR, de Vasconcelos JM, Lourenco J, Rodrigues SG, Vianez JL Jr, da Silva SP, Lemos PS, Tavares FN, Martin DP, do Rosario MS, Siqueira IC, Ciccozzi M, Pybus OG, de Oliveira T, Alcantara LC Junior.
Journal: Infection, Genetics and Evolution,41:142-145 (2016)

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Abstract

In May 2015 the first autochthonous Zika virus infection was reported in Brazil. Rapid and urgent measures are needed to contain the ongoing outbreak. Here we report the full-length ZIKV coding sequence from Bahia. Genetic analysis of outbreak sequences will be essential for characterizing the diversity of circulating strains, identifying hotspots of virus transmission and guiding public health control. Rapid and urgent measures are needed to contain the ongoing outbreak.

Highlights:

- Phylogeny of Zika Virus was investigated by analyzing the complete genome sequence from Salvador Bahia, Brazil.

- Evolutionary analysis was investigated considering the Envelope, NS3, NS5 proteins of Zika Virus.

- This study reinforces the need to monitor the spread of the still ongoing outbreak of Zika Virus.

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Citation: surname=de OliveiraGiovanetti M, Faria NR, Nunes MR, de Vasconcelos JM, Lourenco J, Rodrigues SG, Vianez JL Jr, da Silva SP, Lemos PS, Tavares FN, Martin DP, do Rosario MS, Siqueira IC, Ciccozzi M, Pybus OG, de Oliveira T, Alcantara LC Junior. Zika virus complete genome from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil Infection, Genetics and Evolution,41:142-145 (2016).


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