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Oropouche virus could emerge and cause a public health problem

20:00 EDT 21 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Brazil runs a serious risk of being afflicted by Oropouche, another virus that is widely distributed throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean. An arbovirus transmitted by a mosquito (like Zika and yellow fever), Oropouche causes acute fever and may lead to meningitis and meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and meninges).

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