Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis and 2 Human Deaths, Peru
Stalin Vilcarromero, Patricia V. Aguilar, Eric S. Halsey, Alberto Laguna-Torres, Hugo Razuri, Juan Perez, Yadira Valderrama, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Luis Suárez, Manuel Céspedes, and Tadeusz J. Kochel
Author affiliations: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru (S. Vilcarromero, P.V. Aguilar, E.S. Halsey, V.A. Laguna-Torres, H. Razuri, J. Perez, T.J. Kochel); Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima (S. Vilcarromero, E. Gotuzzo); Hospital de Apoyo Yurimaguas, Loreto, Peru (Y. Valderrama); Dirección General de Epidemiología, Lima (L. Suárez); Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima (M. Céspedes)
Figure 1. Selected sites in Peru of passive surveillance study to determine arboviral causes of febrile illness in Peru, established in 2000 by Naval Medical Research Center Detachment and the Ministry of Health of Peru (protocol NMRCD.2000.0006). Sites shown include those of 2 patients with evidence of acute Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus infection. Shaded area is Titicaca Lake.
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