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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 59

of 'Zika virus infection: An overview'

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Detection of Zika virus in urine.
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Gourinat AC, O'Connor O, Calvez E, Goarant C, Dupont-Rouzeyrol M
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Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jan;21(1):84-6.
 
We describe the kinetics of Zika virus (ZIKV) detection in serum and urine samples of 6 patients. Urine samples were positive for ZIKV>10 days after onset of disease, which was a notably longer period than for serum samples. This finding supports the conclusion that urine samples are useful for diagnosis of ZIKV infections.
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