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Global emergence of Zika virus

Richard Tjan
Submission date: Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Published date: Sunday, 01 May 2016
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18051/UnivMed.2016.v35.1-2

Abstract


Zika virus (ZIKV) belongs to the flaviviruses (family Flaviviridae), which includes dengue, yellow fever, West Nile, and Japanese encephalitis viruses. Zika virus was isolated in 1947, in the Zika forest near Kampala, Uganda, from one of the rhesus monkeys used as sentinel animals in a yellow fever research program.

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