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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002

Research

Genetic Analysis of Viruses Associated with Emergence of Rift Valley Fever in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, 2000-01

Trevor Shoemaker*†, Carla Boulianne*†, Martin J. Vincent*, Linda Pezzanite*, Mohammed M. Al-Qahtani‡, Yagub Al-Mazrou‡, Ali S. Khan*, Pierre E. Rollin*, Robert Swanepoel§, Thomas G. Ksiazek*, and Stuart T. Nichol*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; §National Institute of Virology, Johannesburg, South Africa;

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Table 1

Results of diagnostic testing of initial Saudi Arabian Rift Valley fever outbreak specimensa

Patient IDb Categoryc ALK
C-CHFV
RVFV
IgM IgG Ag IgM IgG Ag IgM IgG ISOL PCR
10901 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS - - POS POS
10902 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS - - POS POS
10904 Suspected case-patient - - - - - - POS POS POS POS
10905 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS - - POS POS
10906 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10907 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10908 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10909 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10910 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10911 Contact - - - - - - - - POS POS
10912 Contact - - - - - - POS - - -
10913 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10914 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10931 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS - - POS POS
10933 Suspected case-patient - - - - - - POS POS - -
10935 Suspected case-patient - - - - - - - - - -
10937 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS POS - POS POS
10939 Suspected case-patient - - - - - - POS - - -
10941 Suspected case-patient - - - - - - - - - -
10943 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS - - POS POS
10945 Suspected case-patient - - - - - - POS - POS POS
10947 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS POS - POS POS
10949 Suspected case-patient - - - - - - POS - POS POS
10951 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS - - POS POS
10953 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS - - POS POS
10955 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS POS - POS -
10957 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS - - POS POS
10959 Suspected case-patient - - - - - POS - - POS POS
10960 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10961 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10962 Contact - - - - - - POS - - -
10963 Contact - - - - - - POS - - -
10964 Contact - - - - - - POS POS - -
10965 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10966 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10967 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10968 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10969 Contact - - - - - - - - - -
10970 Contact - - - - - - POS - - -
10971 Contact - - - - - - - - - -

aRVFV, Rift Valley fever virus; ALK, Alkhurma virus; Ig, immunoglobulin; C-CHFV, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus; ISOL, virus isolation; PCR, polymerase chain reaction; POS, positive results; -, negative results.
bInitial specimens were all from persons living in Jizan Province.
cSuspected case-patients were defined as described earlier (3).

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