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Volume 25, Number 2—February 2019

Differential Shedding and Antibody Kinetics of Zika and Chikungunya Viruses, Brazil

Fernando A. Bozza1, Andres Moreira-Soto1, Alexandra Rockstroh, Carlo Fischer, Alessandra D. Nascimento, Andrea S. Calheiros, Christian Drosten, Patrícia T. Bozza, Thiago Moreno L. Souza, Sebastian Ulbert, and Jan Felix DrexlerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institute of Infectious Diseases Evandro Chagas, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (F.A. Bozza, A.D. Nascimento); D’Or Institute for Research and Education, Rio de Janeiro (F.A. Bozza, A.D. Nascimento); Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Institute of Virology, Berlin, Germany (A. Moreira-Soto, C. Fischer, C. Drosten, J.F. Drexler); Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Leipzig, Germany (A. Rockstroh, S. Ulbert); Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro (A.S. Calheiros, P.T. Bozza); German Centre for Infection Research, Berlin (C. Drosten, J.F. Drexler); Center for Technological Development in Health, Rio de Janeiro (T.M.L. Souza); Martsinovsky Institute of Medical Parasitology, Tropical and Vector-Borne Diseases, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia (J.F. Drexler)

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Table 2

Symptoms of Zika virus and CHIKV reported by patients at enrollment 1–5 days after symptom onset, Brazil, 2016*

Symptom Zika virus, no. (%), n = 15 CHIKV, no. (%), n = 18
Rash 12 (80) 9 (50)
Fever 12 (80) 16 (89)
Arthralgia 12 (80) 18 (100)
Myalgia 9 (60) 16 (89)
Cephalea 8 (53) 12 (67)
Retro-orbital pain 5 (33) 8 (44)
Edema 4 (27) 3 (17)
Nausea, vomiting 3 (20) 6 (33)
Conjunctivitis 2 (13) 5 (28)

*CHIKV, chikungunya virus.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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