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Zika Virus in Gabon (Central Africa) -2007: A New Threat from Aedes albopictus?

Abstract : Background: Chikungunya and dengue viruses emerged in Gabon in 2007, with large outbreaks primarily affecting the capital Libreville and several northern towns. Both viruses subsequently spread to the southeast of the country, with new outbreaks occurring in 2010. The mosquito species Aedes albopictus, that was known as a secondary vector for both viruses, recently invaded the country and was the primary vector involved in the Gabonese outbreaks. We conducted a retrospective study of human sera and mosquitoes collected in Gabon from 2007 to 2010, in order to identify other circulating arboviruses.
Keywords : aedes albopictus zika
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Gilda Grard, Mélanie Caron, Illich Manfred Mombo, Dieudonné Nkoghé, Statiana Mboui Ondo, et al.. Zika Virus in Gabon (Central Africa) -2007: A New Threat from Aedes albopictus?. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Public Library of Science, 2014, 8 (2), pp.e2681. ⟨10.1371/journal.pntd.0002681⟩. ⟨hal-02394373⟩



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