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Luis Sarmiento-Pérez

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First epidemic of echovirus 16 meningitis in Cuba

Author

  • L Sarmiento
  • P Mas
  • A Goyenechea
  • R Palomera
  • L Morier
  • V Capó
  • I Quintana
  • M Santin

Summary, in English

From April to September 2000, an epidemic of aseptic meningitis spread throughout Cuba, with 16,943 reported cases. Virologic studies identified echovirus 16 as the cause of this epidemic. This is the first reported isolate of echovirus 16 from patients with viral meningitis in Cuba.

Publishing year

2001-12-19

Language

English

Pages

887-889

Publication/Series

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Volume

7

Issue

5

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Topic

  • Infectious Medicine

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid/virology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cuba/epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Echovirus Infections/diagnosis
  • Enterovirus B, Human/classification
  • Feces/virology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Meningitis, Aseptic/diagnosis
  • Meningitis, Viral/diagnosis
  • Middle Aged
  • RNA, Viral/analysis
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1080-6040