Clinical, laboratory and virological data from suspected ZIKV patients in an endemic arbovirus area.

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Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, ISSN: 1873-5967, Vol: 96, Page: 20-25

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Colombo, Tatiana Elias; Estofolete, Cássia Fernanda; Reis, Andréia Francesli Negri; da Silva, Natal Santos; Aguiar, Morgana Lima; Cabrera, Eliana Márcia Sotello; Dos Santos, Izalco Nuremberg Penha; Costa, Fabiana Rodrigues; Cruz, Lilian Elisa Arão Antônio; Rombola, Patrícia Lopes; Terzian, Ana Carolina Bernardes; Nogueira, Maurício Lacerda Show More Hide
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The emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV) presents new challenges to both clinicians and public health authorities. Overlapping clinical features between the diseases caused by ZIKV, dengue (DENV) and chikungunya (CHIKV) and the lack of validated serological assays for ZIKV make accurate diagnosis difficult. Brazilian authorities largely rely on clinical and epidemiological data for the epidemiological and clinical classifications of most ZIKV cases.