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Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Child

By Stalin Vilcarromero, Alberto Laguna-Torres, Connie Fernández, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Luis Suárez, Manuel Céspedes, Patricia V. Aguilar and Tadeusz J. Kochel


Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) is reemerging in Peru. VEE virus subtype ID in Peru has not been previously associated with severe disease manifestations. In 2006, VEE virus subtype ID was isolated from a boy with severe febrile disease and gastrointestinal bleeding; the strain contained 2 mutations within the PE2 region

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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