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A silent public health threat: Emergence of Mayaro Virus and co-infection with Dengue in Peru

Objective: To describe the prevalence and clinical characteristics of MAYV infection in Piura, as well as the association of this pathogen with DENV.
Results: A total of 86/496 (17.3%) cases of MAYV were detected, of which 54 were MAYV mono-infection and 32 were co-infection with DENV, accounting for 10.9% and 6.4%, respectively. When evaluating monoinfection by MAYV the main groups were 18-39 and 40 – 59 years old, with 25.9% and 20.4% respectively. Co-infections were more common in the age group 18-39 and those >60 years old, with 34.4% and 21.9%, respectively. The clinical presentation most frequent were headaches (94.4%, 51/54) followed by arthralgias (77.8%, 42/54). During the 8-month study period the most cases were identified in the months of May (29.1%) and June (50.0%).

Keywords: Arbovirus, Alphavirus, Mayaro virus, Dengue, PCR, Peru