Sustained Low-Level Transmission of Zika and Chikungunya Viruses after Emergence in the Fiji Islands

01 Aug 2019
Kama M, Aubry M, Taina Naivalu T, Vanhomwegen J, Mariteragi-Helle T, Teissier A, Paoaafaite T, Hué S, Hibberd ML, Manuguerra J-C, Christi K, Watson CH, Nilles EJ, Aaskov J, Lau CL, Didier Musso D, Kucharski AJ, Cao-Lormeau V-M,

Zika and chikungunya viruses were first detected in Fiji in 2015. Examining surveillance and phylogenetic and serologic data, we found evidence of low-level transmission of Zika and chikungunya viruses during 2013–2017, in contrast to the major outbreaks caused by closely related virus strains in other Pacific Island countries.