Cocirculation of Rio Negro Virus (RNV) and Pixuna Virus (PIXV) in Tucumán province, Argentina

@article{Pisano2010CocirculationOR,
  title={Cocirculation of Rio Negro Virus (RNV) and Pixuna Virus (PIXV) in Tucum{\'a}n province, Argentina},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Bel{\'e}n Pisano and M J Dantur and Viviana Elizabeth R{\'e} and L A D{\'i}az and Adrian A Far{\'i}as and Mar{\'i}a Paz S{\'a}nchez Seco and Antonio Ten{\'o}rio and Walter R. Almir{\'o}n and Marta Silvia Contigiani},
  journal={Tropical Medicine \& International Health},
  year={2010},
  volume={15}
}
Venezuelan equine encephalitis complex includes viruses considered emerging pathogens for humans and animals in the Americas. Two members of this complex have been detected previously in Argentina: Rio Negro Virus (RNV), detected in mosquitoes from Chaco province and rodents from Formosa province, and Pixuna Virus (PIXV), detected in mosquitoes from Chaco province. To carry out surveillance studies in other parts of the country, detection of a 195‐bp fragment of alphaviruses by RT‐nested PCR… 
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