Vaccinia virus infection in monkeys, Brazilian Amazon

Jônatas S. Abrahão, André T. Silva-Fernandes, Larissa S. Lima, Rafael K. Campos, Maria I.M.C. Guedes, Marcela M.G. Cota, Felipe L. Assis, Iara A. Borges, Milton F. Souza-Júnior, Zélia I.P. Lobato, Cláudio A. Bonjardim, Paulo C.P. Ferreira, Giliane S. Trindade, Erna G. Kroon

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To detect orthopoxvirus in the Brazilian Amazon, we conducted a serosurvey of 344 wild animals. Neutralizing antibodies against orthopoxvirus were detected by plaquereduction neutralizing tests in 84 serum samples. Amplicons from 6 monkey samples were sequenced. These amplicons identified vaccinia virus genetically similar to strains from bovine vaccinia outbreaks in Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)976-979
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Abrahão, J. S., Silva-Fernandes, A. T., Lima, L. S., Campos, R. K., Guedes, M. I. M. C., Cota, M. M. G., Assis, F. L., Borges, I. A., Souza-Júnior, M. F., Lobato, Z. I. P., Bonjardim, C. A., Ferreira, P. C. P., Trindade, G. S., & Kroon, E. G. (2010). Vaccinia virus infection in monkeys, Brazilian Amazon. Emerging infectious diseases, 16(6), 976-979.