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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Jul;14(7):1135-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1407.071521.

Outbreak of dengue and Chikungunya fevers, Toamasina, Madagascar, 2006.

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Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Abstract

An outbreak of dengue-like syndrome occurred in Toamasina from January through March 2006. Dengue type l or chikungunya viruses were detected in 38 of 55 patients sampled. Aedes albopictus was the only potential vector collected. Of 4,242 randomly selected representative residents interviewed retrospectively, 67.5% reported a dengue-like syndrome during this period.

PMID:
18598641
PMCID:
PMC2600361
DOI:
10.3201/eid1407.071521
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