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Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil
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A positive association between higher per-capita income and COVID-19 diagnosis was identified and the severe acute respiratory infection cases with unknown aetiology were associated with lower per-Capita income. Expand
Eastern equine encephalitis in Latin America.
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Cases of EEE in humans in Latin America may be the result of ecologic changes that increased human contact with enzootic transmission cycles, genetic changes in EEE viral strains that resulted in increased human virulence, or an altered host range. Expand
Chikungunya virus infection: first detection of imported and autochthonous cases in Panama.
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The phylogenetic analysis of the two imported isolates and one autochthonous CHIKV isolate indicated that the viruses belong to the Asian lineage in the Caribbean clade and are related to viruses recently identified in Saint Martin island, British Virgin Islands, China, and the Philippines. Expand
Epidemiology of Emergent Madariaga Encephalitis in a Region with Endemic Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis: Initial Host Studies and Human Cross-Sectional Study in Darien, Panama
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The findings suggest that the short-tailed cane mouse and the long-whiskered rice rat serve as hosts for MADV and VEEV, respectively, and that the preferred habitat of these rodent species coincides with areas associated with human infection risk. Expand
Characterization of the Punta Toro species complex (genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae).
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Genomic and antigenic characterization of 17 members of the PTV complex reveals that this species complex is composed of six distant viruses, and it is proposed to add four additional new viruses, designated Leticia virus, Cocle virus, Campana virus and Capira virus. Expand
Enzootic mosquito vector species at equine encephalitis transmission foci in the República de Panamá
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Information from previous reports about vectorial competence / capacity of the sampled mosquito species suggest that sampled locations have all the elements to support enzootic outbreaks of Venezuelan and Eastern equine encephalitides. Expand
Unusual pattern of chikungunya virus epidemic in the Americas, the Panamanian experience
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Previous training of clinical, laboratory and vector workers allowed a good caption and detection of the chikungunya cases and fast intervention, and it is possible that low/medium vector infestation level could explain in part the paucity of chikngunya infections in Panama. Expand
Characterization of five unclassified orthobunyaviruses (Bunyaviridae) from Africa and the Americas.
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Each of the previously uncharacterized bunyaviruses was pathogenic to newborn mice, indicating their potential to cause illness in humans and other animals. Expand
Mercadeo Virus: A Novel Mosquito-Specific Flavivirus from Panama.
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Two MECDV isolates were sequenced and cluster phylogenetically with cell-fusing agent virus (CFAV) and Nakiwogo virus (NAKV) to form a distinct lineage within the insect-specific group of flaviviruses. Expand
Madariaga virus infection associated with a case of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
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The findings on the clinical and cerebrospinal analyses, rapid symptom progression as well as neuroimaging, and serologic studies support the diagnosis of Madariaga virus infection in a patient of the 2010 alphaviral epidemic reported in Panama. Expand
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