Mobile real-time surveillance of Zika virus in Brazil

Nuno Rodrigues Faria, Ester C. Sabino, Marcio R.T. Nunes, Luiz Carlos Junior Alcantara, Nicholas J. Loman*, Oliver G. Pybus

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Abstract

The World Health Organization has declared Zika virus an international public health emergency. Knowledge of Zika virus genomic epidemiology is currently limited due to challenges in obtaining and processing samples for sequencing. The ZiBRA project is a United Kingdom-Brazil collaboration that aims to improve this situation using new sequencing technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number97
JournalGenome Medicine
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments We are grateful to Wanderson Kleber de Oliveira (Coordinator of the Surveillance and Response Program to Public Health Emergencies (CGVR), Brazilian Ministry of Health), Giovanini Evelim Coelho and Lívia Carla Vinhal Frutuoso (National Control of Dengue (PNCD), Brazilian Ministry of Health), Mariana Pastorello Verotti (Coordinator of the Central Laboratories of Public Health (CGLAB), Brazilian Ministry of Health), Eduardo Hage Carmo and Cláudio Maerovich (Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance (DEVIT), Brazilian Ministry of Health). The ZiBRA project is supported bythe Medical Research Council/Wellcome Trust/Newton Fund Zika Rapid Response Initiative (grant number ZK/16-078). NJL is supported by a Medical Research Council Bioinformatics Fellowship as part of the Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) project.

Funding Information:
We are grateful to Wanderson Kleber de Oliveira (Coordinator of the Surveillance and Response Program to Public Health Emergencies (CGVR), Brazilian Ministry of Health), Giovanini Evelim Coelho and Lívia Carla Vinhal Frutuoso (National Control of Dengue (PNCD), Brazilian Ministry of Health), Mariana Pastorello Verotti (Coordinator of the Central Laboratories of Public Health (CGLAB), Brazilian Ministry of Health), Eduardo Hage Carmo and Cláudio Maerovich (Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance (DEVIT), Brazilian Ministry of Health). The ZiBRA project is supported by the Medical Research Council/Wellcome Trust/Newton Fund Zika Rapid Response Initiative (grant number ZK/16-078). NJL is supported by a Medical Research Council Bioinformatics Fellowship as part of the Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) project.

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