Isolation and characterization of Mayaro virus from a human in Acre, Brazil

Ana Carolina B. Terzian, Albert J. Auguste, Danila Vedovello, Marcelo U. Ferreira, Mônica Da Silva-Nunes, Márcia A. Sperança, Rodrigo B. Suzuki, Camila Juncansen, João P.Araú Jo, Scott C. Weaver, Maurício L. Nogueira

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Mayaro virus (MAYV) is widely distributed throughout South America and is the etiologic agent of Mayaro fever, an acute febrile illness often presenting with arthralgic manifestations. The true incidence of MAYV infection is likely grossly underestimated because the symptomatic presentation is very similar to that of dengue fever and other acute febrile tropical diseases. We report the complete genome sequence of a MAYV isolate detected from an Acrelândia patient presenting with fever, chills, and sweating, but with no arthralgia. Results show that this isolate belongs to genotype D and is closely related to Bolivian strains. Our results suggest that the Acre/Mayaro strain is closely related to the progenitor of these Bolivian strains that were isolated between 2002 and 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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