Infection with Saint Louis encephalitis virus in the city of Ribeirao Preto, Brazil: Report of one case

Felipe Gonçalves Motta Maia, Juliana Helena Chávez, William Marciel de Souza, Marilia Farignoli Romeiro, Luiza Antunes de Castro-Jorge, Benedito Ant Ônio Lopes da Fonseca, Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo

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Abstract

Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus from the Americas. In this report we describe aspects of the laboratory diagnosis of a patient with an acute febrile illness induced by SLEV that was initially diagnosed as dengue by positive IgM-ELISA. Infection with this virus is probably not rare in Brazil, but cases remain undiagnosed. It is necessary to improve the surveillance system, including laboratories, for the diagnosis of SLEV in Brazil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-97
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume26
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Arbovirus
  • Brazil
  • Flavivirus
  • Saint Louis encephalitis virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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