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First epidemic of echovirus 16 meningitis in Cuba

Sarmiento, L LU ; Mas, P ; Goyenechea, A ; Palomera, R ; Morier, L ; Capó, V ; Quintana, I and Santin, M (2001) In Emerging Infectious Diseases 7(5). p.887-889
Abstract

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.

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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
in
Emerging Infectious Diseases
volume
7
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5
pages
887 - 889
publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • pmid:11747705
  • scopus:0035205211
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1080-6040
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10.3201/eid0705.017520
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English
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  author       = {Sarmiento, L and Mas, P and Goyenechea, A and Palomera, R and Morier, L and Capó, V and Quintana, I and Santin, M},
  issn         = {1080-6040},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {887--889},
  publisher    = {Centers for Disease Control and Prevention},
  series       = {Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  title        = {First epidemic of echovirus 16 meningitis in Cuba},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid0705.017520},
  doi          = {10.3201/eid0705.017520},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2001},
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