Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Gen Virol. 2015 Jan;96(Pt 1):1-5. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.070136-0. Epub 2014 Sep 19.

Risks to the Americas associated with the continued expansion of chikungunya virus.

Author information

1
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA APowers@cdc.gov.

Abstract

Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-borne virus that has been responsible for over 2 million human infections during the past decade. This virus, which previously had a geographical range primarily restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia, has recently moved to subtropical latitudes as well as the western hemisphere. This expansion into novel habitats brings unique risks associated with further spread of the virus and the disease it causes.

PMID:
25239764
DOI:
10.1099/vir.0.070136-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Ingenta plc
Loading ...
Support Center