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Two novel viruses identified in Brazilian patients with suspected dengue


Cover picture for the articleTwo new species of viruses have been identified in blood samples taken from patients in Brazil's northern region who had similar symptoms to those of dengue or Zika, such as high fever, severe headache, rash and red skin spots. One belongs to the genus Ambidensovirus and was found in a sample collected in the state of Amapá. The other belongs to the genus Chapparvovirus and was found in blood from the state of Tocantins. The study was supported by São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP. The results are published in the journal PLOS ONE.