Local and regional spread of chikungunya fever in the Americas.

@article{Cauchemez2014LocalAR,
  title={Local and regional spread of chikungunya fever in the Americas.},
  author={Simon Cauchemez and Martine Ledrans and Chiara Poletto and Philippe Qu{\'e}nel and Henriette de Valk and Vittoria Colizza and Pierre Yves Bo{\"e}lle},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 28},
  pages={
          20854
        }
}
Chikungunya fever (CHIKV), a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, is currently affecting several areas in the Caribbean. The vector is found in the Americas from southern Florida to Brazil, and the Caribbean is a highly connected region in terms of population movements. There is therefore a significant risk for the epidemic to quickly expand to a wide area in the Americas. Here, we describe the spread of CHIKV in the first three areas to report cases and between areas in the region. Local… CONTINUE READING

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