Tracing the origin, spread, and molecular evolution of zika virus in puerto rico, 2016-2017

Gilberto A. Santiago, Chaney C. Kalinich, Fabiola Cruz-López, Glenda L. González, Betzabel Flores, Aaron Hentoff, Keyla N. Charriez, Joseph R. Fauver, Laura E. Adams, Tyler M. Sharp, Allison Black, Trevor Bedford, Esther Ellis, Brett Ellis, Steve H. Waterman, Gabriela Paz-Bailey, Nathan D. Grubaugh, Jorge L. Muñoz-Jordán

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Abstract

We reconstructed the 2016-2017 Zika virus epidemic in Puerto Rico by using complete genomes to uncover the epidemic's origin, spread, and evolutionary dynamics. Our study revealed that the epidemic was propelled by multiple introductions that spread across the island, intricate evolutionary patterns, and ≈10 months of cryptic transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2971-2973
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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