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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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ROIG, C et al. Study of Yellow Fever in primates in outbreaks areas of the departments of San Pedro and Central in Paraguay. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2009, vol.7, n.1, pp.40-45. ISSN 1812-9528.

Yellow Fever (YF) is one of the most important zoonotic diseases affecting human population. It is impossible to eradicate wild YF remaining active in tropical zones of Africa and South America. All species of primates are susceptible and are considered reservoirs in wild regions. Mortality is low and its precise value is unknown though there are epizootics with high mortality rates and in humans varies between 20-50%. The objective of this study was to search for evidence of YF in primates caught in YF outbreaks areas of the departments of San Pedro and Central in Paraguay through the neutralization technique by plates reduction for YF vaccine strain 17 D. The results in the 35 primates studied were negative, perhaps because of the lateness of the time sampling and the low number of captured primates.

Keywords : Yellow Fever; primates; antibodies.

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