Oropouche infection a neglected arbovirus in patients with acute febrile illness from the Peruvian coast
Tipo de Publicación: Artículo Científico
Año de Publicación : 2020
To evaluate the frequency of infection caused by the Oropouche virus (OROV) in 496 patients with acute febrile disease (AFI), whose samples were obtained for the analysis of endemic arboviruses in a previous investigation carried out in 2016.
OROV was detected in 26.4% (131/496) of serum samples from patients with AFI. Co-infections with Dengue virus (7.3%), Zika virus (1.8%) and Chikungunya (0.2%) were observed. The most common clinical symptoms reported among the patients with OROV infections were headache 85.5% (112/131), myalgia 80.9% (106/131), arthralgia 72.5% (95/131) and loss of appetite 67.9% (89/131). Headache and myalgia were predominant in all age groups. Both OROV infections and co-infections were more frequent in May, June and July corresponding to the dry season of the region.
Arbovirus; Chikungunya; Dengue; Oropouche; PCR; Peru; Zika
Miguel Angel Aguilar Luis
Juana Mercedes del Valle Mendoza