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Volume 28, Number 2—February 2022
Research Letter

Antenatal Seroprevalence of Zika and Chikungunya Viruses, Kingston Metropolitan Area, Jamaica, 2017–2019

Joshua J. AnzingerComments to Author , Chadwic D. Mears, A.E. Ades, Keisha Francis, Yakima Phillips, Ynolde E. Leys, Moira J. Spyer, David Brown, Ana M. Bispo de Filippis, Eleni Nastouli, Thomas Byrne, Heather Bailey, Paulette Palmer, Lenroy Bryan, Karen Webster-Kerr, Carlo Giaquinto, Claire Thorne, Celia D.C. Christie, and on behalf of the ZIKAction Consortium1,2
Author affiliations: The Global Virus Network Jamaica Affiliate, Kingston, Jamaica (J.J. Anzinger); The University of the West Indies, Kingston (J.J. Anzinger, C.D. Mears, K. Francis, Y. Phillips, Y.E. Leys, P. Palmer, L. Bryan, C.D.C. Christie); University of Bristol, Bristol, UK (A.E. Ades); University College London, London, UK (M.J. Spyer, E. Nastouli, T. Byrne, H. Bailey, C. Thorne); Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (D. Brown, A.M.B. de Filippis); University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London (E. Nastouli); Ministry of Health, Kingston (K. Webster-Kerr); University of Padova, Padua, Italy (C. Giaquinto)

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Chikungunya and Zika virus results for 584 pregnant women attending 5 public antenatal clinics, Kingston Metropolitan Area, Jamaica, June 28, 2017–April 15, 2019

Virus, clinic Tested, no. Result
Negative, no. Equivocal, no. Positive, no. (%)
A 54 11 4 39 (72.2)
B 159 19 0 140 (88.1)
C 76 8 2 66 (86.8)
D 197 34 5 158 (80.2)
E 98 9 4 85 (86.7)
488 (83.6)
A 54 44 0 10 (18.5)
B 159 138 1 20 (12.6)
C 76 64 1 11 (14.5)
D 197 166 3 28 (14.2)
E 98 75 1 22 (22.4)
Total 584 487 6 91 (15.6)


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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 2nd International Conference on Zika Virus and Aedes Related Infections; June 14–17, 2018; Tallinn, Estonia.

2Members of the ZIKAction Consortium are listed at the end of this article.

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