Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009
Nosocomial Outbreak of Novel Arenavirus Infection, Southern Africa
|Patient no.||Onset of illness||Date sampled||Day of illness sampled||Sample type||RT-PCR||Virus isolation|
|1||Sep 2||Sep 12||11||Blood||+||+|
|2||Sep 21||Sep 25||5||Blood||–||+|
|2||Sep 21||Sep 29||9||Blood||–||+|
|2||Sep 21||Sep 30||10||Blood||–||+|
|2||Sep 21||Oct 9||12†||Liver||+||+|
|3||Sep 23||Oct 3||11||Blood||–||+|
|3||Sep 23||Oct 9||13†||Liver||+||+|
|4||Sep 27||Oct 6||10||Blood||+||+|
|5||Oct 9||Oct 10||2||Blood||+||+|
*Chronology of testing samples differs from the order in which they were collected from patients. RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; +, positive; –, negative.
†Refers to day of illness on which the patient died.
1Members of the Outbreak Control and Investigation Teams: F. Abrahams, T. Aseko, F.G. Benson, M. Bush, D. Cannon, A. Cengimbo, G. Chetty, L. Chibesakunda, C. Chisembele, J.A. Comer, A. Craig, C. De Meyer, J. Erasmus, S.M. Dickerson, E. Farnon, A.A. Grobbelaar, A. Hayward, M. Hoohlo, P. Jansen van Vuren, A. Kemp, G. Kocher, J. Koethe, P.A. Leman, W. Lubinda, R. Lynen, C. Malibata, A. Marumo, B. Matapo, T.J. Meade, D. Miller, M. Monze, V.C. Mtonga, P. Mwaba, A. Mweene, M. Naidu, T. Nemungadi, C. Oranmore-Brown, C.S. Pak, R.M. Phillips, W. Ramakrishna, Z. Reed, S. Ri, G. Richards, K. Robinson, C. Smith, G. Sharp, G.B. Song, L. van der Walt, C. Villar, L. Wamunyima.
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