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Luis Sarmiento-Pérez

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Estudio de un brote de meningoencefalitis viral. Comparación de 2 sistemas biológicos empleados para el aislamiento

Outbreak of viral meningoencephalitis. Comparison of 2 biological systems used for isolation of the virus

Author

  • I M Abreu Nicot
  • M Bello Corredor
  • P Más Lago
  • E Arteaga Hernández
  • I Avalos Redón
  • L R Sarmiento Pérez
  • R Palomera Puente
  • L Pérez Santos

Summary, in English

An increase of the cases of viral meningoencephalitis was reported in our country from October to December, 1995. 23 faeces specimens were received from 2 provinces aimed at obtaining the viral isolation by their inoculation in cell culture and in newborn mice at the same time in order to compare the sensitivity of both systems in isolation. A higher number of isolations was obtained in cell culture. The cell culture from kidney of a normal adult green African monkey (Vero) proved to be more sensitive. 18 isolations were obtained and identified as Coxsackievirus B5. An anatomical and pathological study was conducted in inoculated mice and injuries compatible with the enteroviral infection were observed.

Publishing year

1998

Language

Spanish

Pages

4-71

Publication/Series

Revista cubana de medicina tropical

Volume

50

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Editorial Ciencias Medicas

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Cercopithecus aethiops
  • Coxsackievirus Infections/epidemiology
  • Cuba/epidemiology
  • Encephalitis, Viral/epidemiology
  • Enterovirus B, Human/isolation & purification
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Feces/virology
  • Humans
  • Meningitis, Viral/epidemiology
  • Meningoencephalitis/epidemiology
  • Mice
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Vero Cells

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0375-0760