Molecular characterization of chikungunya virus, Philippines, 2011-2013

Ava Kristy Sy, Mariko Saito-Obata, Inez Andrea Medado, Kentaro Tohma, Clyde Dapat, Edelwisa Segubre-Mercado, Amado Tandoc, Socorro Lupisan, Hitoshi Oshitani

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During 2011-2013, a nationwide outbreak of chikungunya virus infection occurred in the Philippines. The Asian genotype was identified as the predominant genotype; sporadic cases of the East/Central/South African genotype were detected in Mindanao. Further monitoring is needed to define the transmission pattern of this virus in the Philippines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-890
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May

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