Zika virus (ZIKV) Surveillance in the Americas: Interim guidance for laboratory detection and diagnosis
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This algorithm is addressed to reference laboratories with established capacity (molecular/antigenic and serological) to detect dengue (DENV), chikungunya (CHIKV), and Zika (ZIKV) viruses. A BSL2 containment level is required to handle suspected samples.
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