Chikungunya virus pathogenesis and immunity.

@article{Gasque2015ChikungunyaVP,
  title={Chikungunya virus pathogenesis and immunity.},
  author={Philippe Gasque and Th{\'e}r{\'e}se Couderc and Marc Lecuit and P. Deville Roques and Lisa F. P. Ng},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          241-9
        }
}
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arbovirus associated with acute and chronic arthralgia that re-emerged in the Indian Ocean islands in 2005-2006 and is currently responsible for the ongoing outbreaks in the Caribbean islands and the Americas. We describe here the acute and chronic clinical manifestations of CHIKV in patients that define the disease. We also review the various animal models that have been developed to study CHIKV infection and pathology and further strengthened the understanding… CONTINUE READING
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