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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

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Oropouche Virus Isolation, Southeast Brazil

Márcio Roberto Teixeira Nunes*Comments to Author , Lívia Carício Martins*, Sueli Guerreiro Rodrigues*, Jannifer Oliveira Chiang*, Raimunda do Socorro da Silva Azevedo*, Amelia P.A. Travassos da Rosa†, and Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos*
Author affiliations: *Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belém, Pará, Brazil; †University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Examples of epidemics and isolates of Oropouche fever virus genetically characterized in Latin American countries, 1955–2004

Years of occurrence Location Genotypes
1955 Trinidad I
Brazil (Pará State)
1960 Brazil (Santa Maria*) I
1961, 1968, 1979–80 Brazil (Belém) I
1967, 1979-80 Brazil (Bragança region)
1972 Brazil (Baião)
1974–75 Brazil (Santarém) I
1988 Brazil (Tucuruí) I
1996 Brazil (Oriximiná, Altamira) I
2003 Brazil (Parauapebas) I
2004 Brazil (Porto de Moz) II
1992 Peru (Iquitos) II
1998 Peru (Madre de Dios) II
Brazil (Acre State)
1996 Brazil (Xapuri) I
Brazil (Amazonas State)
1980–1981 Brazil (Manaus and Barcelos) I
Brazil (Maranhão State)
1988 Brazil (Porto Franco) I
Brazil( Rondônia State)
1991 Brazil (Ariquemes/Ouro Preto) II
Brazil (Tocantins State)
1988 Brazil (Tocantinopolis) I
2002 Brazil (Paranã) I
1989 Panama† III

*Bradypus tridactylus.
†Chame, Chilibre, and San Miguelito.

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