Family cluster of Mayaro fever, Venezuela

Jaime R. Torres, Kevin L. Russell, Clovis Vasquez, Roberto Barrera, Robert B. Tesh, Rosalba Salas, Douglas M. Watts

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Abstract

A cluster of protracted migratory polyarthritis involving four adult family members occurred in January 2000 after a brief overnight outing in a rural area of Venezuela. Laboratory testing demonstrated Mayaro virus as the cause of the cluster. These results documented the first human cases of Mayaro virus in Venezuela.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1304-1306
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Torres, J. R., Russell, K. L., Vasquez, C., Barrera, R., Tesh, R. B., Salas, R., & Watts, D. M. (2004). Family cluster of Mayaro fever, Venezuela. Emerging infectious diseases, 10(7), 1304-1306. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1007.030860