Ocozocoautla de Espinosa virus and hemorrhagic fever, Mexico

Maria N.B. Cajimat, Mary Louise Milazzo, Robert D. Bradley, Charles F. Fulhorst

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Abstract

Arenavirus RNA was isolated from Mexican deer mice (Peromyscus mexicanus) captured near the site of a 1967 epidemic of hemorrhagic fever in southern Mexico. Analyses of nucleotide and amino acid sequence data indicated that the deer mice were infected with a novel Tacaribe serocomplex virus (proposed name Ocozocoautla de Espinosa virus), which is phylogenetically closely relatedto Tacaribe serocomplex viruses that cause hemorrhagicfever in humans in South America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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