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Title: Prolonged shedding of Chikungunya virus in semen and urine: A new perspective for diagnosis and implications for transmission
Authors: Bandeira, Antonio Carlos de Albuquerque
Campos, Gubio Soares
Rocha, Veronica França Diniz
Souza, Bruno Solano de Freitas
Soares, Milena Botelho Pereira
Oliveira, Alexsandro Araujo
Abreu, Yara Carvalho de
Menezes, Gabriela Sant Ana
Sardi, Silvia Ines
Affilliation: Faculdade de Tecnologia e Ciencias Medical School. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Federal University of Bahia. Virology Laboratory. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Hospital Geral Roberto Santos. Infection Control Committee. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Fundação Gonçalo Moniz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
São Rafael Hospital. Center for Biotechnology and Cell Therapy. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Federal University of Bahia. Biotechnology Campus. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Federal University of Bahia. Pharmacy College. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Federal University of Bahia. Pharmacy College. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Federal University of Bahia. Virology Laboratory. Salvador, BA, Brazil
Abstract: We report the presence of Chikungunya (CHIKV) RNA in the blood, urine and semen during the acute phase of the disease in an adult with a dual infection with Dengue virus type 3. The patient, a 25 yr-old man from Salvador, Brazil, reported a 6-day duration of high fever, arthralgia, myalgia, headache and photophobia.Blood and semen specimens were positive for CHIKV in the first collected samples; semen and urine specimens were positive for CHIKV after 30 days of symptoms onset. DENV-3 RNA was positive in blood specimen when first collected 6 days after the initiation of symptoms.We describe for the first time the presence of CHIKV RNA in urine and semen for an extended period of time and we address the possible implications of these findings for diagnosis and transmission dynamics.
Keywords: Chikungunya virus
Dual infection
Dengue virus
STD
Semen
keywords: Chikungunya virus
Infecção dupla
Vírus da dengue
STD
Sêmen
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: BANDEIRA, A. C. et al. Prolonged shedding of Chikungunya virus in semen and urine: A new perspective for diagnosis and implications for transmission. IDCases, v. 6, p. 100–103, 2016.
DOI: 10.1016/j.idcr.2016.10.007
ISSN: 2214-2509
Copyright: open access
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