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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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
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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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.