Bernard-Alex Gaüzère

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BACKGROUND This study was conducted to assess the impact of chikungunya on health costs during the epidemic that occurred on La Réunion in 2005-2006. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS From data collected from health agencies, the additional costs incurred by chikungunya in terms of consultations, drug consumption and absence from work were determined by a(More)
To the Editor: Chikungunya virus is an RNA alphavirus (group A arbovirus) in the family Togaviridae. The known vectors are Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosqitoes. Chikun-gunya infection, after an incubation period of 2–10 days, has the main clinical manifestations of fever, polyarth-ralgia, and rash. Treatment consists of rest and medication for pain.(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent disabilities are key manifestations of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection, especially incapacitating polyarthralgia and fatigue. So far, little is known about their impact on health status. The present study aimed at describing the burden of CHIKV prolonged or late-onset symptoms on the self-perceived health of La Réunion islanders.(More)
INTRODUCTION Long-lasting relapsing or lingering rheumatic musculoskeletal pain (RMSP) is the hallmark of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) rheumatism (CHIK-R). Little is known on their prognostic factors. The aim of this prognostic study was to search the determinants of lingering or relapsing RMSP indicative of CHIK-R. METHODS Three hundred and forty-six(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2003, the tropical arthritogenic chikungunya (CHIK) virus has become an increasingly medical and economic burden in affected areas as it can often result in long-term disabilities. The clinical spectrum of post-CHIK (pCHIK) rheumatic disorders is wide. Evidence-based recommendations are needed to help physicians manage the treatment of(More)
Mother-to-child transmission of chikungunya virus was reported during the 2005-2006 outbreak on Reunion Island, France. To determine the effects of this virus on pregnancy outcomes, we conducted a study of pregnant women in Reunion in 2006. The study population was composed of 1,400 pregnant women (628 uninfected, 658 infected during pregnancy, 27 infected(More)
America and the Pacific Islands are developing preparedness and response plans (1,2) that contain vector control, epidemiologic surveillance, medical education, and communication components. They might consider the experience of Réunion Island, an overseas department of France, where a chikungunya outbreak affected 38.5% of its 800,000 inhabitants during(More)
cillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain ST398 is present in mid-western U.S. swine and swine workers. Small plasmids carrying vga(A) or vga(C) genes mediate resistance to lincosamides, pleuromutilins and streptogramin A antibiotics in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST398 from swine. To the Editor: We report results of the(More)
In this paper, we report a rare and original case of carbon monoxide (CO) mass intoxication. CO is produced in large amounts in industry as well as by gasoline engines, home appliances and the incomplete combustion of wood, natural gas, and tobacco products. It is rapidly absorbed through the lungs and binds to hemoglobin, forming carboxyhemoglobin (COHb),(More)
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