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prevalence and risk factors for encephalomyocarditis virus infection in peru.although encephalomyocarditis virus (emcv) infection has been commonly documented among domestic animals, less is known about emcv transmission among humans. recently, we described the isolation of emcv from two febrile patients in peru. to further investigate emcv transmission in peru, we screened febrile patients reporting to health clinics in peru for serological evidence of recent emcv infection. we also conducted a serological survey for emcv-neutralizing antibodies in the city of iquitos, ...201121395427
human febrile illness caused by encephalomyocarditis virus infection, peru.etiologic studies of acute febrile disease were conducted in sites across south america, including cusco and iquitos, peru. patients' clinical signs and symptoms were recorded, and acute- and convalescent-phase serum samples were obtained for serologic examination and virus isolation in vero e6 and c6/36 cells. virus isolated in vero e6 cells was identified as encephalomyocarditis virus (emcv) by electron microscopy and by subsequent molecular diagnostic testing of samples from 2 febrile patient ...200919331761
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