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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2508.180524

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

08/2019

Volume

25

Pages

1535 - 1538

Keywords

Humans, Chikungunya virus, Viral Envelope Proteins, Population Surveillance, Risk Factors, Seroepidemiologic Studies, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Disease Outbreaks, Phylogeny, Fiji, Female, Male, Islands, Chikungunya Fever, Zika Virus, Zika Virus Infection