Chikungunya and the nervous system: what we do and do not know.

@article{Arpino2009ChikungunyaAT,
  title={Chikungunya and the nervous system: what we do and do not know.},
  author={Carla Arpino and Paolo Curatolo and Giovanni Rezza},
  journal={Reviews in medical virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={121-9}
}
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an alphavirus transmitted by mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, has recently re-emerged, causing epidemics on Indian Ocean Islands and the Indian subcontinent, and an unexpected outbreak in north-eastern Italy. CHIKV infection was first reported to affect the nervous system in the 1960s; in the early 1970s it was found to be associated with meningoencephalopathy, myelitis, and choroiditis, and animal studies appeared to confirm that CHIKV was neurotropic. Nonetheless… CONTINUE READING
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