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[Editorial] Zika virus: a new global threat for 2016

Concerns about the threat posed to global health security by Zika virus are escalating, with new outbreaks reported in Central and South America. Locally transmitted (autochthonous) cases of Zika have now been detected in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. The first five autochthonous cases detected in Suriname are reported in Correspondence online, with complete coding of the Zika virus sequence for one patient, and envelope protein coding sequences for three others.

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