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Research Article

Iquitos Virus: A Novel Reassortant Orthobunyavirus Associated with Human Illness in Peru

  • Patricia V. Aguilar mail,

    pvaguila@utmb.edu

    Affiliation: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

    Current address: Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Alan D. Barrett,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Mohammad F. Saeed,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Douglas M. Watts,

    Affiliation: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

    Current address: University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States of America

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  • Kevin Russell,

    Affiliation: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

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  • Carolina Guevara,

    Affiliation: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

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  • Julia S. Ampuero,

    Affiliation: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

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  • Luis Suarez,

    Affiliation: Directorate of Epidemiology, Lima, Peru

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  • Manuel Cespedes,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Health, Lima, Peru

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  • Joel M. Montgomery,

    Affiliation: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

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  • Eric S. Halsey,

    Affiliation: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

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  • Tadeusz J. Kochel

    Affiliation: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru

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  • Published: September 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001315

About the Authors

Patricia V. Aguilar, Douglas M. Watts, Kevin Russell, Carolina Guevara, Julia S. Ampuero, Joel M. Montgomery, Eric S. Halsey, Tadeusz J. Kochel
U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six, Lima, Peru
Alan D. Barrett, Mohammad F. Saeed
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America
Luis Suarez
Directorate of Epidemiology, Lima, Peru
Manuel Cespedes
National Institute of Health, Lima, Peru

Corresponding Author

Email: pvaguila@utmb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PVA ADB MFS DMW KR CG TJK. Performed the experiments: PVA ADB MFS CG DMW KR TJK. Analyzed the data: PVA ADB MFS JSA CG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMM. Wrote the paper: PVA ADB ESH TJK. Collaborated with febrile surveillance: LS MC.