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J Med Virol. 2008 Mar;80(3):430-3. doi: 10.1002/jmv.21090.

Circulation of Chikungunya virus in Gabon, 2006-2007.

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Unité de Virologie Tropicale, Institut de Médecine Tropicale du Service de Santé des Armées, Marseille, France.

Abstract

This study reports the first isolation and partial genetic characterization of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) from patients during a 2006-2007 dengue-like syndrome outbreak in Gabon. The isolated viruses were phylogenetically close to strains isolated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 7 years ago and to strains isolated more recently in Cameroon. These results indicate a continuing circulation of a genetically stable CHIKV population during 7 years in Central Africa.

PMID:
18205212
DOI:
10.1002/jmv.21090
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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