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2020 Mar

Int J Infect Dis


An Emerging Public Health Threat: Mayaro virus increases its distribution in Peru.


Aguilar-Luis M A, Del Valle-Mendoza J, Silva-Caso W, Gil-Ramirez T, Levy-Blichtein S, Bazán-Mayra J, Zavaleta-Gavidia V, Cornejo-Pacherres D, Palomares-Reyes C, Valle L DJ
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar; 92:253-258.
PMID: 31978575.


The infection caused by the Mayaro virus (MAYV) is considered a neglected tropical disease that presents as an acute febrile syndrome. The virus is an endemic and emerging pathogen from South America and the Caribbean, responsible for occasional and poorly characterized outbreaks. Currently there is limited information about its expansion and risk areas.