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Sustained Low-Level Transmission of Zika and Chikungunya Viruses after Emergence in the Fiji Islands

Kama, Mike; Aubry, Maite; Naivalu, Taina; Vanhomwegen, Jessica; Mariteragi-Helle, Teheipuaura; Teissier, Anita; Paoaafaite, Tuterarii; Hue, Stephane; Hibberd, Martin L; Manuguerra, Jean-Claude; Lau, Colleen


Zika and chikungunya viruses were first detected in Fiji in 2015. Examining surveillance and phylogenetic and serologic data, we found evidence of low-level transmission of Zika and chikungunya viruses during 2013-2017, in contrast to the major outbreaks caused by closely related virus strains in other Pacific Island countries.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.3201/eid2508.180524
Access Rights: Open Access


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