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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 May;13(5):764-7.

Chikungunya virus in US travelers returning from India, 2006.

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  • 1Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory, Arbovirus Disease Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA. rsl2@cdc.gov

Abstract

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a mosquito-borne alphavirus, is endemic in Africa and Asia. In 2005-2006, CHIKV epidemics were reported in islands in the Indian Ocean and in southern India. We present data on laboratory-confirmed CHIKV infections among travelers returning from India to the United States during 2006.

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