Occupational Exposure to the Ugandan Research Strain (MR766) of Zika Virus

Paola N. Lichtenberger, Michael J. Ricciardi, Dalhila Solorzano, Patricia Raccamarich, Ana Leda, Mark Sharkey, David I. Watkins, Hana El Sahly, Nadine Rouphael, Mark J. Mulligan, Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, Mario Stevenson, Maria L. Alcaide

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A laboratory worker suffered an accidental needle-stick resulting in an exposure to the Ugandan strain (MR766) of Zika virus, which has rarely been studied in humans. We report the clinical presentation and outcomes, molecular and serological diagnostic results, and antibody response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofz420
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019


  • ZIKV
  • antibody responses
  • occupational exposure
  • viral persistence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology


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