Imported Mayaro virus infection in the Netherlands

Robert-Jan Hassing, I Leparc-Goffart, SN Blank, S (Subashini) Thevarayan, H Tolou, Gerard Doornum, PJ van Genderen

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Abstract

A Dutch couple, presenting with persisting arthralgias, temporary fever and rash after a stay in Surinam were diagnosed with Mayaro virus infection. Mayaro virus is a relatively unknown South American Alphavirus responsible for dengue-like clinical features and persisting arthralgias. An important, but probably underappreciated cross-reactivity with other Alphaviruses like Chikungunya virus is present, which may become of clinical importance in the event the various Alphaviruses will have overlapping geographical distributions and in seroprevalence studies. (C) 2010 The British Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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