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Zika outbreak in Cuba

Summary: Using local and travel-associated case reporting from American and European public health systems, we identified an unreported Zika outbreak in Cuba during 2017. Virus sequencing from travelers revealed that the Zika outbreak in Cuba was sparked by multiple introductions of the virus from elsewhere in the Caribbean and Central America during 2016 that persisted…
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The Zika circuit

For much of its known existence, the mosquito-borne Zika virus was limited to parts of Africa and Asia. It took 50 or more years to reach the Americas (first detected in 2015), but then its pace quickly accelerated, spreading throughout the Western Hemisphere within about a year. Clearly, our vast travel networks and heavily urbanized…
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