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New Microbes New Infect. 2016 Mar 8;11:52-3. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2016.02.013. eCollection 2016 May.

Complete coding sequence of Zika virus from Martinique outbreak in 2015.

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1
UMR "Emergence des Pathologies Virales" (EPV: Aix-Marseille University-IRD 190-Inserm 1207-EHESP) & Fondation IHU Méditerranée Infection, APHM Public Hospitals of Marseille, Marseille, France.
2
Etablissement Français du Sang-Fort de France, Martinique, France.
3
UMR "Emergence des Pathologies Virales" (EPV: Aix-Marseille University-IRD 190-Inserm 1207-EHESP) & Fondation IHU Méditerranée Infection, APHM Public Hospitals of Marseille, Marseille, France; Etablissement Français du Sang Alpes Méditerranée, Marseille, France.
4
French National Reference Centre for Arboviruses, IRBA Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute, Marseille, France.

Abstract

Zika virus is an Aedes-borne Flavivirus causing fever, arthralgia, myalgia rash, associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome and suspected to induce microcephaly in the fetus. We report here the complete coding sequence of the first characterized Caribbean Zika virus strain, isolated from a patient from Martinique in December, 2015.

KEYWORDS:

Aedes; Americas; Zika virus; microcephaly; outbreak

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