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To evaluate the importance of human exposure to Rift Valley fever virus in Chad, investigations were carried out to determine specific antibody prevalence in domestic ruminants during the 2002 rainy season. Results highlighted recent, substantial, active transmission of this virus.
To the Editor: In Africa, recent reports of epidemic or endemic dengue activity usually come from the eastern part of the continent (1), and the serotype most frequently identified is dengue 2. We report the isolation of a dengue 1 virus strain from the blood of a young soldier living in Abidjan, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire. he consulted a physician of his… (More)
To the editor: We read with interest the paper by Receveur et al. describing an infection with Mayaro virus in a French traveller returning from the Amazon region . We agree that this communication is of clinical relevance because Mayaro virus infections are relatively unknown and easily misdiagnosed on clinical grounds as dengue fever. Although Mayaro… (More)