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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Feb;15(2):329-31.

Chikungunya virus and central nervous system infections in children, India.

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University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. pennylewthwaite@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus best known for causing fever, rash, arthralgia, and occasional neurologic disease. By using real-time reverse transcription-PCR, we detected CHIKV in plasma samples of 8 (14%) of 58 children with suspected central nervous system infection in Bellary, India. CHIKV was also detected in the cerebrospinal fluid of 3 children.

PMID:
19193287
PMCID:
PMC2662654
DOI:
10.3201/eid1502.080902
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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