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Volume 20, Number 7—July 2014

Undiagnosed Acute Viral Febrile Illnesses, Sierra Leone

Randal J. SchoeppComments to Author , Cynthia A. Rossi, Sheik H. Khan, Augustine Goba, and Joseph N. Fair
Author affiliations: US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA (R.J. Schoepp, C.A. Rossi); Kenema Government Hospital, Kenema, Sierra Leone (S.H. Khan, A. Goba); Metabiota, San Francisco, California, USA (J.N. Fair)

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Table 3

Results of Immunologic assays for serum samples that tested IgM positive only for alphaviruses, Lassa Diagnostic Laboratory, Kenema, Sierra Leone, October 2006–October 2008*

Sample no. CHIKV ELISA
Alphavirus PRNT
051–5 0.34 0.07 160 2,560 10 10
055–1 0.34 0.00 160 2,560 <10 10
132–1 1.32 0.00 640 2,560 40 <10
168–1 0.76 0.03 10 640 10 10

*Patient samples were tested for IgM and IgG reactivity in a CHIKV ELISA. Samples with only IgM were tested for their ability to neutralize specific alphaviruses, CHIKV, chikungunya virus; PRNT, plaque-reduction neutralization test; ONNV, o'nyong-nyong virus; SFV, Semliki Forest virus; SINV, Sindbis virus.

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