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  • PRO/AH/EDR> Mayaro virus - Americas (02): Brazil (RJ)
    Sat, 18 May 2019 11:33:40 -0400
    Other Human Disease -- Brazil
    A new threat to public health haunts the state of Rio de Janeiro: Scientists at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have discovered that a virus with symptoms similar to those of the chikungunya virus [infection] may precipitate an epidemic in the Southeast.
    Both have similar characteristics, such as disabling intense joint pains that last for months. There is no vaccine or any specific treatment.
    Laboratory tests have shown that the Mayaro virus can be transmitted by both