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Resurgence of chikungunya

Townson, Harold and Nathan, M. B. (2008) 'Resurgence of chikungunya'. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 102, Issue 4, pp. 308-309.

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Chikungunya, an arboviral disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, has recently increased dramatically in incidence and geographic extent. Large outbreaks have affected islands of the Indian Ocean, India and other parts of South and Southeast Asia, Africa and most recently Italy. International travellers have disseminated new strains of the virus, some into regions from which chikungunya has hitherto been absent. In parallel, over the past 30 years international trade has resulted in the spread of A. albopictus from its original range in Asia, to all continents but Antarctica, thereby extending the geographic area over which transmission can occur. (c) 2007 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chikungunya aedes aegypti aedes albopictus arboviruses prevention control outbreak
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Infectious Mononucleosis. Arbovirus Infections > WC 524 Arbovirus infections
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > General RNA Virus Infections > WC 501 RNA virus infections (General or not elsewhere classified)
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 510 Mosquitoes
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 525 Aedes
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
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Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 11:12
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 10:58


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