Chikungunya in Southeast Asia: understanding the emergence and finding solutions.

  title={Chikungunya in Southeast Asia: understanding the emergence and finding solutions.},
  author={Rojjanaporn Pulmanausahakul and Sittiruk Roytrakul and Prasert Auewarakul and Duncan R Smith},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  volume={15 10},
In the last few years, chikungunya has become a major problem in Southeast Asia, with large numbers of cases being reported in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Much of the current epidemic of chikungunya in Southeast Asia is being driven by the emergence of a strain of chikungunya virus that originated in Africa and spread to islands in the Indian Ocean, as well as to India and Sri Lanka, and then onwards to Southeast Asia. There is currently no specific treatment for chikungunya and no… CONTINUE READING
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