Zika virus detection with 2013 serosurvey, Mombasa, Kenya

Elizabeth Hunsperger, Dennis Odhiambo, Albina Makio, Moshe Alando, Melvin Ochieng, Victor Omballa, Peninah Munyua, Godfrey Bigogo, M Kariuki Njenga, Marc-Alain Widdowson

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Abstract

Acute Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has not been confirmed in Kenya. In 2018, we used specimens collected in a 2013 dengue serosurvey study in Mombasa to test for ZIKV IgM. We confirmed specific ZIKV IgM positivity in 5 persons. These results suggest recent ZIKV transmission in the coastal region of Kenya.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1603-1605
Number of pages3
ISSN1080-6040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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