#Madariaga Virus: Identification of a Lineage III Strain in a Venezuelan Child With Acute Undifferentiated Febrile Illness, in the Setting of a Possible Equine Epizootic (Clin Infect Dis., abstract)

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Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 27. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy224. [Epub ahead of print]

Madariaga Virus: Identification of a Lineage III Strain in a Venezuelan Child With Acute Undifferentiated Febrile Illness, in the Setting of a Possible Equine Epizootic.

Blohm GM1,2,3,4, Lednicky JA1,2, White SK1,2, Mavian CN1,5, Márquez MC3,4,6, González-García KP6, Salemi M1,5, Morris JG Jr1,7, Paniz-Mondolfi AE3,4,8.

Author information: 1 Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville. 2 Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville. 3 Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Instituto Diagnóstico Barquisimeto (IDB)/ Biomedical Research Institute/IDB Hospital, Barquisimeto, Lara. 4 Zoonosis and Emerging Pathogens Collaborative Network, Venezuelan Science Research Incubator, Barquisimeto, Lara. 5 Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville. 6 Health Sciences Department, College of Medicine, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela. 7 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville. 8 Directorate of Health, Department of Research and Academic Affairs, Instituto Venezolano de los Seguros Sociales (IVSS), Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Abstract

We report identification of Madariaga virus (MADV) in plasma and urine samples from a child with acute undifferentiated febrile illness in Venezuela. Our data document the occurrence of milder MADV infections (ie, without encephalitis), with a symptom complex that resembles that seen with other arboviral infections, including dengue and zika.

PMID: 29718127 DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy224

Keywords: Madariaga Virus; Venezuela.

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