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Research Article

Chapare Virus, a Newly Discovered Arenavirus Isolated from a Fatal Hemorrhagic Fever Case in Bolivia

  • Simon Delgado,

    Affiliation: Centro de Salud de Eterazama, Cochabamba, Bolivia

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  • Bobbie R. Erickson,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Roberto Agudo,

    Affiliation: Servicio Departamental de Salud, Cochabamba, Bolivia

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  • Patrick J. Blair,

    Affiliation: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru

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  • Efrain Vallejo,

    Affiliation: Servicio Departamental de Salud, Cochabamba, Bolivia

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  • César G. Albariño,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jorge Vargas,

    Affiliation: Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales (CENETROP), Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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  • James A. Comer,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Pierre E. Rollin,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Thomas G. Ksiazek,

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • James G. Olson,

    Affiliation: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru

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  • Stuart T. Nichol mail

    snichol@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: April 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000047

About the Authors

Simon Delgado
Centro de Salud de Eterazama, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Bobbie R. Erickson, César G. Albariño, James A. Comer, Pierre E. Rollin, Thomas G. Ksiazek, Stuart T. Nichol
Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Roberto Agudo, Efrain Vallejo
Servicio Departamental de Salud, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Patrick J. Blair, James G. Olson
Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru
Jorge Vargas
Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales (CENETROP), Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Corresponding Author

Email: snichol@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CA JO SN. Performed the experiments: BE CA JC. Analyzed the data: BE RA PB EV CA JV JC PR TK JO SN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SD RA PB EV JV JC PR JO. Wrote the paper: BE SN. Initial clinician that reported the case, described the clinical course and provided specimens: SD. Clinicians involved in the case investigation: RA and EV. Participated in field investigation: PB. Participated in case investigation: JV. Edited the paper: TK. Led NMRCD investigation: JO.