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In a paper in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, a University of Florida-led team implicates Madariaga virus (MADV) — previously implicated in eastern encephalitis virus in South and Central America — in pediatric acute febrile illness cases found in Haiti. The researchers used RT-PCR to find and characterize MADVs in cultured blood plasma samples from eight children with dengue virus-like symptoms in Haiti, where MADV has not been found in humans or other animals in the past.

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