Mayaro Fever Virus, Brazilian Amazon
Published Date:Nov 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(11):1830-1832.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Description:In February 2008, a Mayaro fever virus (MAYV) outbreak occurred in a settlement in Santa Barbara municipality, northern Brazil. Patients had rash, fever, and severe arthralgia lasting up to 7 days. Immunoglobulin M against MAYV was detected by ELISA in 36 persons; 3 MAYV isolates sequenced were characterized as genotype D.
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