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Persistence of Zika Virus in Body Fluids - Preliminary Report.
BACKGROUND To estimate the frequency and duration of detectable Zika virus (ZIKV) RNA in human body fluids, we prospectively assessed a cohort of newly infected participants in Puerto Rico. METHODSExpand
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Update: Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission - Puerto Rico, November 1, 2015-April 14, 2016.
Zika virus is a flavivirus transmitted primarily by Aedes species mosquitoes, and symptoms of infection can include rash, fever, arthralgia, and conjunctivitis (1).* Zika virus infection duringExpand
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Update: Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission - Puerto Rico, November 1, 2015-July 7, 2016.
Zika virus is a flavivirus transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, and infection can be asymptomatic or result in an acute febrile illness with rash (1). Zika virusExpand
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Duration of the Presence of Infectious Zika Virus in Semen and Serum
Zika virus (ZIKV) has recently caused a large epidemic in the Americas that is associated with birth defects. Although ZIKV is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, ZIKV RNA is detectable inExpand
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Utility of the Tourniquet Test and the White Blood Cell Count to Differentiate Dengue among Acute Febrile Illnesses in the Emergency Room
Dengue often presents with non-specific clinical signs, and given the current paucity of accurate, rapid diagnostic laboratory tests, identifying easily obtainable bedside markers of dengue remains aExpand
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Surveillance for Chikungunya and Dengue During the First Year of Chikungunya Virus Circulation in Puerto Rico.
After chikungunya virus (CHIKV) transmission was detected in Puerto Rico in May 2014, multiple surveillance systems were used to describe epidemiologic trends and CHIKV-associated disease. Of 28 327Expand
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Persistence of Zika Virus in Body Fluids — Final Report
Background To estimate the frequency and duration of detectable Zika virus (ZIKV) RNA in human body fluids, we prospectively assessed a cohort of recently infected participants in Puerto Rico.Expand
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Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of dengue and other etiologic agents among patients with acute febrile illness, Puerto Rico, 2012–2015
Identifying etiologies of acute febrile illnesses (AFI) is challenging due to non-specific presentation and limited availability of diagnostics. Prospective AFI studies provide a methodology toExpand
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Symptomatic Zika Virus Infection in Infants, Children, and Adolescents Living in Puerto Rico
Importance Little information is available regarding Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in children. Objective To describe patients younger than 18 years who were infected with ZIKV and were enrolled in theExpand
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Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits After Hurricane Maria in a Southern Puerto Rico Hospital.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe individuals seeking care for injury at a major emergency department (ED) in southern Puerto Rico in the months after Hurricane Maria on September 20,Expand
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