A serological survey for research on antibodies to arbovirus was carried out on 288 residents of the rural zone of the village of Corte de Pedra, Valença, Bahia. It was observed that 3.8% of the sample population presented HI and N antibodies against Flaviviruses (Ilhéus 6, St. Louis 2, Yellow fever 3 and Rocio 1). One person, who had previously lived in the Amazon region, had antibodies to Mayaro. The authors were unable to detect either N antibodies for Piry virus in a random sample of 75 persons or CF antibodies against viruses of the Changuinola and Phlebotomus groups and ungrouped BE AR 408005 and BE AR 421710 in another random sample of 28 individuals. Complementary studies should be conducted in order to define the transmission of the different viruses in the area.
|Translated title of the contribution||Research on antibodies to arbovirus in the serum of residents of the village of Corte de Pedra, Valencia, Bahia|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz|
|State||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)