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Volume 20, Number 10—October 2014

O’nyong-nyong Virus Infection Imported to Europe from Kenya by a Traveler

Dennis Tappe1, Annette Kapaun1, Petra Emmerich, Renata de Mendonca Campos, Daniel Cadar, Stephan Günther, and Jonas Schmidt-ChanasitComments to Author 
Author affiliations: World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research, Hamburg, Germany (D. Tappe, P. Emmerich, D. Cadar, S. Günther, J.Schmidt-Chanasit); University Medical Center, Heidelberg, Germany (A. Kapaun); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (R. de Mendonca Campos); German Centre for Infection Research, Partner Site Hamburg-Luebeck-Borstel, Hamburg (S. Günther, J. Schmidt-Chanasit)

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Results of serologic analysis of a German traveler from Kenya with O’nyong-nyong virus infection, October 2013*

Immunofluorescence assay†

Virus neutralization test, 
26 d after symptom onset
5 d after symptom onset

26 d after symptom onset
O’nyong-nyong 1:160 1:160 1:2,560 1:1,280 1:1,280
Chikungunya 1:80 1:80 1:2,560 1:320 1:80
Sindbis Neg Neg 1:640 Neg ND
Semliki Forest Neg Neg Neg Neg ND

*Neg, negative; ND, not done.
†Immunofluorescence assay and virus neutralization test results of <1:20 were considered negative.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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