Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Child
Published Date:Feb 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(2):323-325.
Encephalitis Virus, Venezuelan Equine
Encephalomyelitis, Venezuelan Equine
Febrile Hemorrhagic Diseases
Viral Envelope Proteins
Description:Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) is reemerging in Peru. VEE virus subtype ID in Peru has not been previously associated with severe disease manifestations. In 2006, VEE virus subtype ID was isolated from a boy with severe febrile disease and gastrointestinal bleeding; the strain contained 2 mutations within the PE2 region.
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