Molecular and clinical investigation of Zika virus outbreak in New Caledonia

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Introduction: Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne pathogen transmitted to humans byinfected Aedes mosquitoes. In 2016, WHO declared ZIKV as a Public Health Emergency ofInternational Concern regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and neurological disorders probablylinked to ZIKV infection. Before that, ZIKV emerged in the Pacific for the first time in 2007. In 2013French Polynesia (FP) experienced a large Zika outbreak. ZIKV then spread throughout the Pacificduring the following two years and reached Brazil where a major outbreak is occurring. In NewCaledonia (NC), a ZIKV outbr…

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