Evolutionary and Ecological Characterization of Mayaro Virus Strains Isolated during an Outbreak, Venezuela, 2010
Albert J. Auguste, Jonathan Liria, Naomi L. Forrester, Dileyvic Giambalvo, Maria Moncada, Kanya C. Long1
, Dulce Morón, Nuris de Manzione, Robert B. Tesh, Eric S. Halsey, Tadeusz J. Kochel, Rosa Hernandez, Juan-Carlos Navarro, and Nikos Vasilakis
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA (A.J. Auguste, N.L. Forrester, K.C. Long, R.B. Tesh, S.C. Weaver); Universidad de Carabobo, Naguanagua-Valencia, Venezuela (J. Liria); Ciudad Universitaria, Caracas, Venezuela (D. Giambalvo, M. Moncada, D. Morón, R. Hernandez); Centro de Investigaciones de Virosis Hemorrágicas y Enfermedades Transmisibles, Guanare, Portuguesa State, Venezuela (N. de Manzione); US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6, Lima, Peru (E.S. Halsey, T.J. Kochel); Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (J.-C. Navarro)
Figure 1. A) Location (red box) of outbreak of Mayaro virus, La Estación village, municipality of Ospino, Portuguesa State, Venezuela, 2010. Scale bar is at the lower left. B) Landsat image of eastern Andes and plains (Llanos) showing topography in Portuguesa State, Ospino, and La Estación, 28.5-m scale (http://glcf.umd.edu/data/landsat/). C) Spot image TM-5, 2.5-m scale, from La Estación, showing forest areas surrounding the urban–rural village (http://www.fii.gob.ve/proyectsFlags.html?value = 5).
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