The presence of IgM antibodies to Rocio in sera of two children from rural area of Ribeira Valley, Brazil, was detected by MAC-ELISA. This new arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family was responsible for an extensive encephalitis epidemic that occurred in the region in 1975-1977. Since 1980 no human disease caused by this virus has been diagnosed. An improvement on surveillance of Rocio infections and on the researches for virus identification in suspected vectors and reservoirs is necessary.
|Translated title of the contribution||Recent occurrence of human infection by Rocio arbovirus in the Valley of Ribeira region|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases