Chikungunya as a Cause of Acute Febrile Illness in Southern Sri Lanka

  title={Chikungunya as a Cause of Acute Febrile Illness in Southern Sri Lanka},
  author={Megan E. Reller and Ufuoma Akoroda and Ajith de S Nagahawatte and Vasantha Devasiri and Wasantha Kodikaarachchi and John J. Strouse and Robert Chua and Yan'an Hou and Angelia Yee Chow and October Michael Sessions and Truls \Ostbye and Duane J. Gubler and Christopher W. Woods and Champica K Bodinayake},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) re-emerged in Sri Lanka in late 2006 after a 40-year hiatus. We sought to identify and characterize acute chikungunya infection (CHIK) in patients presenting with acute undifferentiated febrile illness in unstudied rural and semi-urban southern Sri Lanka in 2007. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We enrolled febrile patients ≥ 2 years of age, collected uniform epidemiologic and clinical data, and obtained serum samples for serology, virus isolation, and real… CONTINUE READING
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