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Submitted: 14 October 2011 Modified: 14 October 2011

Herdin Record #: PCHRD10141104104942

Viruses associated with epidemic hemorrhagic fevers of the Philippines and Thailand.

Researchers

NameRole
1W M. Hammon Author
2G E. Sather Author
3A Rudnick Author

Publication Information

1.
Publication Type:
Journal
Publication Sub Type:
Journal Article, Original
Title:
Science
Frequency:
Monthly
Publication Date:
Volume:
131
Page(s):
1102-1103
Publisher:
Washington, DC : American Association for the Advancement of Science

Abstract

Epidemiologic, clinical, and etiologic studies were carried out on a newly recognized, frequently fatal, pediatric disease syndrome which occurred in urban areas infested with Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Four types of dengue virus (two of which are new), chikungunya virus, and another virus yet to be identified were isolated from the blood of patients. Dengue viruses, types 2 and 3, were isolated from the mosquitoes. Ample serologic confirmation was obtained of concurrent hemorrhagic fever and infection with one or more of these viruses. Thus, it was discovered that viruses of previously recognized types and of closely related new types apparently have etiologic roles in a new and highly dangerous epidemic disease syndrome.


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U.S. National Library of Medicine: PubMed/Medline Abstract External Link (View)

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