Epidemic Oropouche virus disease in Northern Brazil

J. W. LeDuc, A. L. Hoch, F. P. Pinheiro, P. A. Travassos da Rosa

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Abstract

An epidemic of Oropouche virus occurred in a rural part of northern Brazil in 1978. Findings related to that event suggest that approximately 40 percent of the local residents were infected. The probable vector was a biting midge, Culicoides paraensis, from which the virus was recovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-103
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of the Pan American Health Organization
Volume15
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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