Camila Zanluca

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An unusually high incidence of microcephaly in newborns has recently been observed in Brazil. There is a temporal association between the increase in cases of microcephaly and the Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic. Viral RNA has been detected in amniotic fluid samples, placental tissues and newborn and fetal brain tissues. However, much remains to be determined(More)
Hantaviruses are rodent-borne RNA viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). From the first detection of infection in Brazil in 1993 until 2009, 1161 cases of HPS have been reported, with mortality rates of around approximately 40%. Currently, due to the absence of a vaccine or specific antiviral(More)
Zika virus (ZIKV) is currently one of the most important emerging viruses in the world. Recently, it has caused outbreaks and epidemics, and has been associated with severe clinical manifestations and congenital malformations. However to date, little is known about the pathogenicity of the virus and the consequences of ZIKV infection. In this paper, we(More)
Dengue is the most prevalent human arboviral disease. The morbidity related to dengue infection supports the need for an early, quick and effective diagnostic test. Brazil is a hotspot for dengue, but no serological diagnostic test has been produced using Brazilian dengue virus isolates. This study aims to improve the development of immunodiagnostic methods(More)
Ten monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against rabies virus, including IgG3κ, IgG2aκ, IgMκ, and an IgG2bκ isotype, were produced and characterized using neutralization, ELISA, immunodot-blot, and immunofluorescence assays. MAb 8D11, which recognized rabies virus glycoprotein, was found to neutralize rabies virus in vitro. When submitted to an immunofluorescence(More)
In the early 2015, several cases of patients presenting symptoms of mild fever, rash, conjunctivitis and arthralgia were reported in the northeastern Brazil. Although all patients lived in a dengue endemic area, molecular and serological diagnosis for dengue resulted negative. Chikungunya virus infection was also discarded. Subsequently, Zika virus (ZIKV)(More)
The glycoprotein (G) of rabies virus (RV) is important for virus infectivity and induction of the protective immunity. In this study, the region comprising linear epitopes (residues 179-281, ERA strain), named rGERA179-281, was cloned in frame with a hexahistidine tag coding sequence at its N-terminal end and overexpressed in Escherichia coli Rosetta(More)
Hantaviruses are etiologic agents of a zoonotic disease transmitted mainly from wild rodents to humans, causing Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome in Eurasia and the Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome in the Americas (HCPS), reaching a lethality rate of 40% in Brazil. Hantavirus diagnostic and seroprevalence are often based on the presence of IgM and(More)
Serological diagnosis of flavivirus infection is a challenge, particularly in the context of a disease associated with immune response enhancement in a transplant patient, where aspects such as previous flavivirus infections may be involved with the outcome. We report a case of a pediatric patient who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after(More)
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