The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2011 , Vol 53 , Num 3
The First Report of West Nile Virus Infection in A Child From Turkey
Departments of 1Pediatric Infectious Diseases and 3Pediatric Emergency, and 2Department of Pediatrics, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey Tapısız A, Emiralioğlu N, Vural Ö, Özcan B, Öznur N, Bedir T, Derinöz O. The first report of West Nile virus infection in a child from Turkey. Turk J Pediatr 2011; 53: 317-319.

Seroprevalence data indicate that West Nile virus (WNV) activity is present in Turkey; however, no pediatric cases of WNV infection have been reported to date. WNV is an emerging flavivirus in Turkey, and in September 2010, the Turkish Ministry of Health reported the first seven cases of laboratory-confirmed WNV infection from five different cities in the western part of the country. This is the first report of a child from central Anatolia, indicating the existence of the virus in other regions of the country. Keywords : West Nile virus infection, Turkey, child.

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