Prolonged Detection of Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Urine and Whole Blood in a Returned Short-term Traveler
AuthorHuang, GKL; Tio, SY; Caly, L; Nicholson, S; Thevarajan, I; Papadakis, G; Catton, M; Tong, SYC; Druce, J
Source TitleOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
PublisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
University of Melbourne Author/sTong, Steven
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsHuang, G. K. L., Tio, S. Y., Caly, L., Nicholson, S., Thevarajan, I., Papadakis, G., Catton, M., Tong, S. Y. C. & Druce, J. (2017). Prolonged Detection of Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Urine and Whole Blood in a Returned Short-term Traveler. OPEN FORUM INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 4 (4), https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofx203.
Access StatusOpen Access
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.
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