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

Diana Juarez, Carolina Guevara, Michael 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 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Juarez, D., Guevara, C., Wiley, M., Torre, A., Palacios, G., Halsey, E. S., Ampuero, 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