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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Mayaro virus: a neglected arbovirus of the Americas

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Author(s):
de Oliveira Mota, Manlio Tasso [1] ; Ribeiro, Milene Rocha [1] ; Vedovello, Danila [1] ; Nogueira, Maurcio Lacerda [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Fac Med Sao Jose Rio Preto FAMERP, BR-15090000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: FUTURE VIROLOGY; v. 10, n. 9, p. 1109-1122, 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 18
Abstract

Mayaro virus is a neglected tropical arbovirus that causes a mild, self-limited febrile syndrome, sometimes accompanied by a highly incapacitating arthralgia. First isolated in Trinidad and Tobago in 1954, it was reported in several countries within the tropical regions of South and Central America. Human infections are accidental spillover of the enzootic cycle. Little epidemiological data are available due to inadequate surveillance and the generic nature of clinical manifestations resulting in the misdiagnosis with other viral fevers. Despite its restricted distribution, Mayaro fever may become a public health issue due to their urbanization potential. Accurate epidemiological data are urgently needed to access the real distribution of this virus guiding public health policies better. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/21719-3 - Epidemiological study of dengue (serotypes1-4) in a cohort of São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, during 2014-2018
Grantee:Maurício Lacerda Nogueira
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/05600-9 - Initial characterization of the vaccine candidate elicited imune response to Mayaro fever
Grantee:Mânlio Tasso de Oliveira Mota
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate