Emerging alphaviruses in the Americas: Chikungunya and Mayaro.

October 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2014 Nov-Dec;47(6):677-83.

Figueiredo ML1, Figueiredo LT2.

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1Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belém, PA, Brazil.

2Centro de Pesquisa em Virologia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and Mayaro virus (MAYV) are emergent arthropod-borne viruses that produce outbreaks of acute febrile illness with arthropathy.

Despite their different continental origins, CHIKV and MAYV are closely related and are components of the Semliki Forest Complex of the Alphavirus (Togaviridae). MAYV and, more recently, CHIKV, which are both transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, have resulted in severe public health problems in the Americas, including Brazil.

In this review, we present aspects of the pathogenesis, clinical presentation and treatment of febrile illnesses produced by CHIKV and MAYV. We also discuss the epidemiological aspects and effects related to the prophylaxis of infections by both viruses.

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, REVIEWS, Sepsis, Update, Zoonosis. Tags: .

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