In 2015-2016, a Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak occurred in the Americas. In 2017, we conducted a ZIKV serosurvey in Suriname in which 770 participants were recruited from 1 urban area and 2 rural villages in the tropical rainforest. All collected samples were tested for presence of ZIKV antibodies using a ZIKV immunoglobulin G enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and a virus neutralization assay. We found that 35.1% of the participants had neutralizing antibodies against ZIKV. In 1 remote village in the rainforest, 24.5% of the participants had neutralizing antibodies against ZIKV, suggesting that ZIKV was widely spread across Suriname.

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Keywords flaviviruses, seroprevalence, Suriname, Zika virus
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Journal The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Langerak, T. (Thomas), Brinkman, T. (Tom), Mumtaz, N. (Noreen), Arron, G.I, Hermelijn, S. (Sandra), Baldewsingh, G. (Gaitree), … Vreden, S. (Stephen). (2019). Zika Virus Seroprevalence in Urban and Rural Areas of Suriname, 2017. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 220(1), 28–31. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiz063