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Sequencing of isolates from patients in Bahia, Brazil, where most Zika virus cases in Brazil have been reported, resulted in 11 whole and partial Zika virus genomes. Phylogenetic analyses revealed a well-supported Bahia-specific Zika virus lineage, which indicates sustained Zika virus circulation in Salvador, Bahia's capital city, since mid-2014.

Original publication




Journal article


Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date





1788 - 1792


Bahia, Brazil, ZIKV, Zika virus, capture probe enrichment, flaviviruses, metagenomic next-generation sequencing, molecular clock, mosquito-borne infections, outbreak surveillance, phylogenetic analysis, vector-borne infections, viral genome assembly, viruses, Adult, Aged, Brazil, DNA, Viral, Female, Genome, Viral, Humans, Male, Molecular Typing, Phylogeny, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Zika Virus, Zika Virus Infection