Chikungunya: a re-emerging virus

  title={Chikungunya: a re-emerging virus},
  author={Felicity Jane Burt and M S Rolph and Nestor E. Rulli and Suresh Mahalingam and Mark T. Heise},
  journal={The Lancet},
Emergence and Surveillance of Chikungunya
In endemic areas, seroprevalence studies could contribute to early detection of epidemics and to have a real picture of the burden of this disease in temperate areas where Aedes aegypti and/or Aedes albopictus are present.
Chapter 12 – Chikungunya Fever
Chikungunya Virus in the Caribbean: A Threat for All of the Americas.
The first known autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) fever in the Western Hemisphere occurred in October 2013 in the French sector of the island of Saint Martin, approximately 150
How great is the threat of chikungunya virus?
In the last decade, chikungunya virus has emerged from an obscure arbovirus that caused limited outbreaks of disease in Africa and Asia to the cause of a pandemic affecting millions of people and
Chikungunya: un virus que nos acecha (Chikungunya: a threatening virus)
This review summarizes the clinical, virological, epidemiological and entomological characteristics associated to chikungunya virus for a proper identification, diagnosis and differentiation of chikngunya fever cases in Costa Rica.
Chikungunya Virus Disease: An Emerging Challenge for the Rheumatologist
  • Vini VijayanS. Sukumaran
  • Medicine
    Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases
  • 2016
It is recommended that rheumatologists consider chikungunya in their differential diagnosis when evaluating patients presenting with fever and joint pain following travel to a chikunya endemic area to ensure timely management and reduction of polypharmacy and its associated complications.
Chikungunya Virus and Zika Virus Expansion: An Imitation of Dengue Virus
  • I. Fong
  • Medicine
    Emerging Zoonoses
  • 2017
The history, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, treatment, and prevention of these rapidly emerging zoonoses, including Zika virus and chikungunya virus, are explored.
Chikungunya virus pathogenesis: From bedside to bench.
Chikungunya and Its Interaction With the Host Cell
This review summarises the CHIKV genome organization, replication, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and immunopathogenesis with particular emphasis on host-pathogen interactions and concludes that the virus has emerged as a true global pathogen.


Chikungunya Virus Infection
The globalization of CHIKV exposes countries with Aedes mosquitoes both to brutal outbreaks of acute incapacitating episodes and endemic long-lasting disorders.
Chikungunya infection--an emerging disease in Malaysia.
An outbreak of chikungunya virus occurred in Klang, Malaysia between December 1998 and February 1999, and it is speculated that the virus has been re-introduced into the country through the movement of these workers.
Chikungunya in Thailand: a re-emerging disease?
The objectives of this paper are to describe the epidemiology of chikungunya infection based on outbreak investigations carried out in Khon Kaen (July 1991), Nakorn Si Thammarat (July 1995), and Nong Khai Provinces (August 1995), all of which occurred during the rainy season.
Vectors of Chikungunya virus in Senegal: current data and transmission cycles.
The retrospective analysis of viral isolates from mosquitoes, wild vertebrates, and humans allowed to us to characterize Chikungunya virus transmission cycles in Senegal and to compare them with those of yellow fever virus.
Imported Chikungunya Infection, Italy
The number of imported CHIKV cases in all of Italy in 2006 was likely higher than previously thought, and most patients probably did not seek medical care, and when they did, physicians may have failed to recognize the disease.
Arbovirus studies in Luanda, Angola. 2. Virological and serological studies during an outbreak of dengue-like disease caused by the Chikungunya virus.
The fact that this outbreak immediately preceded and continued concurrently with a yellow fever epidemic in Luanda shows that two arboviruses from different antigenic groups may circulate simultaneously in the same ecological area.
Emergence of chikungunya virus in Indian subcontinent after 32 years: A review.
The available published scientific literature on chikungunya virus was searched to understand the natural history of this disease, reasons for the current outbreak and the causes behind re-emergence of the virus in India.
Isolation of chikungunya virus from Aedes aegypti mosquitoes collected in the town of Yawat, Pune District, Maharashtra State, India.
A widely circulating low-virulent CHIK virus is a possible explanation for the epidemiological pattern of the Chikungunya virus disease in this region.