Prolonged Detection of Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Urine and Whole Blood in a Returned Short-term Traveler

G. Khai Lin Huang, Shio Yen Tio, Leon Caly, Suellen Nicholson, Irani Thevarajan, Georgina` Papadakis, Mike Catton, Steven Tong, Julian Druce

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    Abstract

    We describe a fatal case of Japanese encephalitis virus infection following short-term travel to Thailand. Viral RNA was detected in urine and whole blood out to 26 and 28 days, respectively, after the onset of symptoms. Live virus was isolated from a urine specimen from day 14.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-3
    Number of pages3
    JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
    Volume4
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2017

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