Genome sequences of Chikungunya virus isolates from Bolivia

Caio MB França, Roxana Loayza, Yelin Roca, Ana Maria Montaño Arias, Freddy Tinajeros, Jose R Loaiza, Anshule Takyar, Robert H Gilman, Matthew J Miller, MRA 9 (16) :e00230-20 (2020).


We generated nine coding-complete chikungunya virus genome sequences from blood samples collected during the early 2015 outbreak in Bolivia. Relative to other publicly available chikungunya sequences, the Bolivian samples represent a monophyletic group, suggesting that a single lineage was widely circulating in the country between February and May 2015.