Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Online ISSN : 1884-2836
Print ISSN : 1344-6304
ISSN-L : 1344-6304
The first isolation of Zika virus from a Japanese patient who returned to Japan from Fiji in 2016
Masakatsu TairaTomoko OgawaHaruna NishijimaKojiro YamamotoChiemi HottaMamiko AkitaShigeru TajimaMasayuki Saijo
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Article ID: JJID.2017.042


Outbreaks of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in tropical and subtropical regions are cause of worldwide concern and represents a public health emergency. ZIKV was isolated from a 17-year-old patient with fever and maculopapular rash. The patient returned to Japan from the Republic of Fiji in late April 2016. The complete genome sequence of the ZIKV isolate, ZIKV/Hu/S36/Chiba/2016, which might be the first strain to be isolated in Japan, was determined and reported.

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