2017
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0403-2016 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Introduction: Chikungunya fever is a condition resulting from infection by chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an Aedes sp.-transmitted virus. This disease has been diagnosed in thousands of cases in the Americas, particularly in Brazil, in recent years, and there is an ongoing epidemic of chikungunya fever in Brazil that began in 2014. Clinical diagnosis is difficult; only a few cases have been confirmed by laboratory tests due to the low number of specific, efficient tests available for virus or antibody detection. H… Show more

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“…Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a reliable method for diagnosing CHIKV infection during acute phases. Among the different techniques, the conventional PCR has good sensitivity [12][13] . However, it is not affordable for most of the patients of developing countries due to its comparatively high price and lack of available testing facilities.…”
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“…Utilizaram-se neste estudo, duas RT-PCRs em tempo real específicas para cada vírus (ESPOSITO, et al 2017, WAGGONER, 2018…”
Section: Quantificação Por Rt-pcr Em Tempo Real Para Chikungunya E Mayarounclassified