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First Autochthonous West Nile Lineage 2 and Usutu Virus Infections in Humans, July to October 2018, Czech Republic

Authors

ZELENÁ Hana KLEINEROVÁ Jana ŠIKUTOVÁ Silvie STRAKOVÁ Petra KOCOURKOVÁ Hana STEBEL Roman HUSA Petr HUSA Petr TESAŘOVÁ Eva LEJDAROVÁ Hana ŠEBESTA Oldřich JURÁŠ Peter CIUPEK Renata MRÁZEK Jakub RUDOLF Ivo

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Pathogens
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Web https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0817/10/6/651/htm
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10060651
Keywords West Nile virus; Usutu virus; mosquito-borne infections; human
Description We present epidemiological, clinical and laboratory findings of five Czech patients diagnosed with autochthonous mosquito-borne disease-four patients with confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) and one patient with Usutu virus (USUV) infections, from July to October 2018, including one fatal case due to WNV. This is the first documented human outbreak caused by WNV lineage 2 in the Czech Republic and the first record of a neuroinvasive human disease caused by USUV, which illustrates the simultaneous circulation of WNV and USUV in the country.

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