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Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014

Detection of East/Central/South African Genotype of Chikungunya Virus in Myanmar, 2010

Mya Myat Ngwe Tun, Kyaw Zin Thant, Shingo Inoue, Takeshi Nabeshima, Kotaro Aoki, Aung Kyaw Kyaw, Tin Myint, Thi Tar, Kay Thwe Thwe Maung, Daisuke Hayasaka, and Kouichi MoritaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan (M.M. Ngwe Tun, S. Inoue, T. Nabeshima, K. Aoki, A.K. Kyaw, D. Hayasaka, K. Morita); Upper Myanmar Medical Research, Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar (K.Z. Thant, A.K. Kyaw, K.T.T. Maung); Mandalay Children Hospital, Mandalay, Myanmar (T. Myint, T. Tar)

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Table 2

Characteristics of and testing results for 4 patients who had suspected dengue virus infection and from whom chikungunya virus was isolated, Myanmar2010*

Patient no. Age, y Days from illness onset to blood extraction* Diagnosis at admission CHIKV
Flavivirus IgG
7 6.5 1 DHF I Neg Neg Pos Pos Neg Pos
20 11 2 DHF II Neg Neg Pos Neg Neg Neg
30 6 4 DF Neg Neg Pos Neg Neg Neg
105 7 3 DHF II Neg Neg Pos Neg Neg Pos

*DHF grades I and II classified according to World Health Organization criteria, 1997. CHIKV, chikungunya virus; DENV, dengue virus; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR; DHF, dengue hemorrhagic fever; Pos, positive; Neg, Negative; DF, dengue fever.

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