Emerging Infectious Diseases, February 2019

Fernando A. Bozza, Andres Moreira-Soto, Alexandra Rockstroh, Carlo Fischer, Alessandra D. Nascimento, Andrea S. Calheiros, Christian Drosten, Patrícia T. Bozza, Thiago Moreno L. Souza, Sebastian Ulbert, and Jan Felix Drexler
In seroconversion panels obtained from patients from Brazil, diagnostic testing for Zika virus infection was improved by combining multiple antibody isotypes, techniques, and antigens, but sensitivity remained suboptimal. In contrast, chikungunya virus diagnostic testing was unambiguous. Recurrent recent arbovirus infections suggested by serologic data and unspecific symptoms highlight the need for exhaustive virologic testing.


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