zika virus outbreak on yap island, federated states of 2007, physicians on yap island reported an outbreak of illness characterized by rash, conjunctivitis, and arthralgia. although serum from some patients had igm antibody against dengue virus, the illness seemed clinically distinct from previously detected dengue. subsequent testing with the use of consensus primers detected zika virus rna in the serum of the patients but no dengue virus or other arboviral rna. no previous outbreaks and only 14 cases of zika virus disease have been previously d ...200919516034
aedes hensilli as a potential vector of chikungunya and zika epidemic of zika virus (zikv) illness that occurred in july 2007 on yap island in the federated states of micronesia prompted entomological studies to identify both the primary vector(s) involved in transmission and the ecological parameters contributing to the outbreak. larval and pupal surveys were performed to identify the major containers serving as oviposition habitat for the likely vector(s). adult mosquitoes were also collected by backpack aspiration, light trap, and gravid traps at se ...201425299181
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