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New evidence for endemic circulation of Ross River virus in the Pacific Islands and the potential for emergence

Lau, Colleen; Aubry, Maite; Musso, Didier; Teissier, Anita; Paulous, Sylvie; Desprès, Philippe; de-Lamballerie, Xavier; Pastorino, Boris; Cao-Lormeau, Van-Mai; Weinstein, Philip

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OBJECTIVES An epidemic of Ross River virus (RRV) occurred in the South Pacific in 1979-1980, but RRV has not been thought to occur endemically outside Australia and Papua New Guinea. A seroprevalence study was conducted to determine whether RRV has circulated in American Samoa since 1980. METHODS RRV ELISA IgG was performed on 200 serum samples collected in American Samoa in 2010; seroneutralization tests were performed on 60 representative samples. RESULTS Of 196 available ELISA IgG results,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/113458
Source: International journal of infectious diseases
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.01.041

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