Entomologic investigations of a chikungunya virus epidemic in the Union of the Comoros, 2005.

  title={Entomologic investigations of a chikungunya virus epidemic in the Union of the Comoros, 2005.},
  author={Rosemary C. Sang and Ouledi Ahmed and Ousmane Faye and Cindy L H Kelly and Ali Ahmed Yahaya and Ibrahim Mmadi and Ali Toilibou and Kibet Sergon and Jennifer Brown and Naftali Agata and Allarangar Yakouide and Mamadou D Ball and Robert F. Breiman and Barry R. Miller and Ann M Powers},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={78 1},
From January to April 2005, an epidemic of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) illness occurred in the Union of Comoros. Entomological studies were undertaken during the peak of the outbreak, from March 11 to March 31, aimed at identifying the primary vector(s) involved in transmission so that appropriate public health measures could be implemented. Adult mosquitoes were collected by backpack aspiration and human landing collection in homes and neighborhoods of clinically ill patients. Water-holding… CONTINUE READING


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