112: Mayaro Fever



Classification: ICD-9 066.3; ICD-10 A92.8



Syndromes and synonyms: Uruma fever.



Agent: Mayaro virus (MAYV), an enveloped, single-stranded, positive sense RNA virus, genus Alphavirus in the family Togaviridae, belonging to the Semliki Forest virus complex.



Reservoir: Probably non-human primates; the virus has been isolated from monkeys in Panama and French Guiana, also in the USA from a north-bound migratory bird. Antibody has been found in domestic animals and other vertebrates.



Vector: Mosquitoes, principally canopy-dwelling Haemagogus and Sabethes spp. The virus has also been isolated from Psorophora, Mansonia and Culex spp.



Transmission: By mosquito bite. Airborne transmission has been reported among laboratory personnel.



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Jun 18, 2016 | Posted by in INFECTIOUS DISEASE | Comments Off on 112: Mayaro Fever
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