Emerging alphaviruses in the Americas: Chikungunya and Mayaro
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Figueiredo, Mario Luis Garcia de
Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and Mayaro virus (MAYV) are emergent arthropod-borne viruses that produce outbreaks of acute febrile illness with arthropathy. Despite their different continental origins, CHIKV and MAYV are closely related and are components of the Semliki Forest Complex of the Alphavirus (Togaviridae). MAYV and, more recently, CHIKV, which are both transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, have resulted in severe public health problems in the Americas, including Brazil. In this review, we present aspects of the pathogenesis, clinical presentation and treatment of febrile illnesses produced by CHIKV and MAYV. We also discuss the epidemiological aspects and effects related to the prophylaxis of infections by both viruses.
ReferênciaFIGUEIREDO, Mario Luis Garcia de; FIGUEIREDO, Luiz Tadeu Moraes. Emerging alphaviruses in the Americas: Chikungunya and Mayaro. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 47, n. 6, p. 677-683, Nov.-Dec. 2014.
DeCsInfecções por Alphavirus
Doenças Transmissíveis Emergentes / epidemiologia
Brasil / epidemiologia