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Genomics Reveal Surprises about Florida Zika Outbreak

March 6, 2017

(Medscape) – The Zika virus outbreak in the United States in 2016 was caused by multiple infected travelers arriving in South Florida, not by a single “patient zero,” genomic research has revealed. “From an epidemiologic standpoint, it’s important to understand we had multiple introductions. It’s not something that happened once — it happened over and over,” said Kristian Andersen, PhD, of Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California.

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