Mayaro and Chikungunya; two alphaviruses with clinical and epidemiological similarities

Revista MVZ Cordoba. 2015;20(Suplemento):4861-4863

 

Journal Homepage

Journal Title: Revista MVZ Cordoba

ISSN: 0122-0268 (Print); 1909-0544 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad de Cordoba

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Animal culture: Veterinary medicine

Country of publisher: Colombia

Language of fulltext: Spanish; Castilian, English

Full-text formats available: PDF, HTML, XML

 

AUTHORS

Salim Mattar V (Universidad de Cordoba, instituto de investigaciones biologicas del tropico)
Marco González T (Universidad de Cordoba, Facultad de medicina veterinaria y Zootecnia)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 6 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

In 1780, Philadelphia suffered an unusual outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, which years later was identified as dengue (1). One hundred years later, in Memphis, 1500 people died from yellow fever, which caused residents to abandoned the city (2). Even though these stories may seem anecdotes, they show how dramatic hemorrhagic arbovirus outbreaks can be. The tropic host arboviruses such as Chikungunya (CHIKV), Dengue, and Zika (ZIKV); but there are others, such as Mayaro, Oropuche, and Bussuquara, among others, which have still not been studied in depth by the public health systems of our countries.