Isolation of complete equine encephalitis virus genome from human swab specimen, Peru

Diana Juarez, Carolina Guevara, Michael R Wiley, Armando Torre, Gustavo Palacios, Eric S. Halsey, Sonia Ampuero, Mariana Leguia

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Abstract

While studying respiratory infections in Peru, we identified Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) in a nasopharyngeal swab, indicating that this alphavirus can be present in human respiratory secretions. Because VEEV may be infectious when aerosolized, our finding is relevant for the management of VEEV-infected patients and for VEEV transmission studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1578-1580
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018

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Equine Encephalomyelitis
Encephalitis Viruses
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Viruses
Peru
Human Genome
Alphavirus
Respiratory Tract Infections

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Juarez, D., Guevara, C., Wiley, M. R., Torre, A., Palacios, G., Halsey, E. S., ... Leguia, M. (2018). Isolation of complete equine encephalitis virus genome from human swab specimen, Peru. Emerging infectious diseases, 24(8), 1578-1580. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2408.171274

Isolation of complete equine encephalitis virus genome from human swab specimen, Peru. / Juarez, Diana; Guevara, Carolina; Wiley, Michael R; Torre, Armando; Palacios, Gustavo; Halsey, Eric S.; Ampuero, Sonia; Leguia, Mariana.

In: Emerging infectious diseases, Vol. 24, No. 8, 01.08.2018, p. 1578-1580.

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Juarez, D, Guevara, C, Wiley, MR, Torre, A, Palacios, G, Halsey, ES, Ampuero, S & Leguia, M 2018, 'Isolation of complete equine encephalitis virus genome from human swab specimen, Peru', Emerging infectious diseases, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 1578-1580. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2408.171274
Juarez, Diana ; Guevara, Carolina ; Wiley, Michael R ; Torre, Armando ; Palacios, Gustavo ; Halsey, Eric S. ; Ampuero, Sonia ; Leguia, Mariana. / Isolation of complete equine encephalitis virus genome from human swab specimen, Peru. In: Emerging infectious diseases. 2018 ; Vol. 24, No. 8. pp. 1578-1580.
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