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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013;19(9):1535-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1909.130130.

Outbreak of chikungunya virus infection, Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.

Abstract

In June 2012, health authorities in Papua New Guinea detected an increase in febrile illnesses in Vanimo. Chikungunya virus of the Eastern/Central/Southern African genotype harboring the E1:A226V mutation was identified. This ongoing outbreak has spread to ≥8 other provinces and has had a harmful effect on public health.

KEYWORDS:

Aedes albopictus; CHIKV; Papua New Guinea; chikungunya; chikungunya virus; mutant strain; outbreak; viruses

PMID:
23965757
PMCID:
PMC3810919
DOI:
10.3201/eid1909.130130
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