Edward K. S. Ong

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BACKGROUND Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection induces arthralgia. The involvement of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines has been suggested, but very little is known about their secretion profile in CHIKV-infected patients. METHODS A case-control longitudinal study was performed that involved 30 adult patients with laboratory-confirmed Chikungunya(More)
BACKGROUND Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and related arboviruses have been responsible for large epidemic outbreaks with serious economic and social impact. Although infected individuals clear the virus from the blood, some develop debilitating and prolonged arthralgia. METHODS We investigated specificity and strength of antibody responses in a longitudinal(More)
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