Outbreak of herpangina in the Brazilian Amazon in 2009 caused by Enterovirus B

D. B. Oliveira, R. K. Campos, M. S. Soares, R. B. Barros, T. C.A. Batista, P. C.P. Ferreira, C. A. Bonjardim, G. S. Trindade, J. S. Abrahão, Erna Geessien Kroon

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Abstract

In October 2009, our laboratory was contacted by a Brazilian Public Health organization regarding a severe community outbreak of an acute exanthematic and febrile disease in the Brazilian Amazon that primarily affected children. A total of 44 patients with febrile disease were identified by the local public health system, 37 of whom were children between 1 and 9 years of age. Molecular virological and phylogenetic characterization revealed that enterovirus B was the etiological agent of this outbreak, which was characterized by a clinical presentation known as herpangina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1155-1157
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of virology
Volume159
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Enterovirus B
  • Herpangina
  • Picornavirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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