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dc.contributor.authorValle Mendoza, Luis Javier del
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-27T12:55:06Z
dc.date.available2019-03-27T12:55:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-14
dc.identifier.citationdel Valle, LJ. Emerging and reemerging arboviruses: a new threat in Eastern Peru. "PloS one", 14 Novembre 2017, vol. 12, núm. 11, p. 1-13.
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/130939
dc.description.abstractBackground: Arboviral diseases are one of the most common causes of acute febrile illness (AFI) and a significant health problem in South America. In Peru, laboratory etiologic identification of these infections occurs in less than 50% of cases, leading to underdiagnoses of important emerging arboviruses. Aim: To assess the prevalence of the Dengue (DENV), Oropouche (OROV), Chikungunya (CHIKV), Mayaro (MAYV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses in patients with acute febrile illness from Puerto Maldonado (Peru). Methodology: Serum samples were obtained from patients with AFI during January 2016 to March 2016. A total of 139 specimens were analyzed for the presence of DENV, OROV, CHIKV, MAYV, and ZIKV using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Results: CHIKV in 9.4% and OROV in 8.6% were the most prevalent arboviruses, followed by DENV and ZIKV, with a prevalence of 6.5% and 5%, respectively. Among all patients, the most common symptoms accompanying fever were headaches 79.9%, muscle pain 65.5% and joint pain 63.3%. Conclusions: During this short 3-month period, 4 arboviruses were detected by PCR, CHIKV and OROV being the most common arboviruses in Puerto Maldonado (Peru). Thus, it is crucial to include OROV detection in the national health surveillance. Furthermore, the etiologic clinical diagnosis of arboviral infections is not possible due to the low specificity of symptoms; therefore an increase of cases confirmed by molecular diagnostic methods will enhance arboviral surveillance in Peru.
dc.format.extent13 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLOS)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química
dc.subject.lcshVirus
dc.subject.lcshPeru
dc.titleEmerging and reemerging arboviruses: a new threat in Eastern Peru
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacVirus
dc.subject.lemacPerú
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. PSEP - Polimers Sintètics: Estructura i Propietats. Polimers Biodegradables.
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0187897
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0187897
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authordel Valle, LJ.
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upcommons.citation.publicationNamePloS one
upcommons.citation.volume12
upcommons.citation.number11
upcommons.citation.startingPage1
upcommons.citation.endingPage13


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