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Genome Med. 2016 Sep 29;8(1):97.

Mobile real-time surveillance of Zika virus in Brazil.

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Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK.
Department of Infectious Diseases and Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Center for Technological Innovation, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ministry of Health, Ananindeua, PA, 67030-000, Brazil.
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 77555, USA.
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Bahia, 40296-710, Brazil.
Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.


The World Health Organization has declared Zika virus an international public health emergency. Knowledge of Zika virus genomic epidemiology is currently limited due to challenges in obtaining and processing samples for sequencing. The ZiBRA project is a United Kingdom-Brazil collaboration that aims to improve this situation using new sequencing technologies.

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