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Volume 22, Number 6—June 2016
Letter

Zika Virus in a Traveler Returning to China from Caracas, Venezuela, February 2016

Jiandong Li1, Ying Xiong1, Wei Wu1, Xiaoqing Liu1, Jing Qu, Xiang Zhao, Shuo Zhang, Jianhua Li, Weihong Li, Yong Liao, Tian Gong, Lijing Wang, Yong Shi, Yanfeng Xiong, Daxin Ni, Qun Li, Mifang Liang, Guoliang HuComments to Author , and Dexin LiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China (Jiandong Li, W. Wu, J. Qu, X. Zhao, S. Zhang, L. Wang, M. Liang, D. Li); Jiangxi Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanchang, China (Y. Xiong, X. Liu, T. Gong, Y. Shi, G. Hu); Ganzhou Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ganzhou, China (Jianhua Li, Y. Liao, Y. Xiong); Office of Emergence Response, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing (D. Ni, Q. Li); Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing (W. Li)

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Phylogenetic analysis of partial sequences of Zika virus for an imported case of Zika virus infection in a traveler returning to China from Caracas, Venezuela, February 2016, compared with selected other strains from GenBank. A) Schematic diagram showing the contiguous sequence, obtained from de novo assembly and BLAST (http://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi), targeted at the 3′ terminus of nonstructural protein 2B and the 5′ terminus of nonstructural protein 3 genes (figure not drawn to scale)

Figure. Phylogenetic analysis of partial sequences of Zika virus for an imported case of Zika virus infection in a traveler returning to China from Caracas, Venezuela, February 2016, compared with selected other strains from GenBank. A) Schematic diagram showing the contiguous sequence, obtained from de novo assembly and BLAST (http://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi), targeted at the 3′ terminus of nonstructural protein 2B and the 5′ terminus of nonstructural protein 3 genes (figure not drawn to scale). B) Maximum-likelihood phylogenetic tree inferred based on the Tamura-Nei model (8). The partial sequence of VE_Ganxian (black dot) obtained in this study was analyzed against 11 reference strains of Asian lineage and 5 reference strains of African lineage. All positions containing gaps and missing data were eliminated. Evolutionary analyses were conducted in MEGA version 7.0 (http://www.megasoftware.net). GenBank accession numbers are given. Scale bar indicates number of substitutions per site. C, capsid; E, envelope; MTase, methyltransferase; PrM, premembrane; RdRP, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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