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Chikungunya - An emerging arbovirus infection


Venettacci, O and Swallow, S and Bradbury, RS, Chikungunya - An emerging arbovirus infection, Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 12, (1) pp. 7-10. ISSN 1448-4706 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Chikungunya, a virus in the Alphavirus genus of the Togaviridae family, is an emerging vector-bourne viral disease. The disease is rarely fatal, but may cause fever, myalgia and arthralgia as well as more severe manifestations in some patients. The traditional vector is Aedes aegypti, although a genetic mutation occurring during the outbreak on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion in 2007 has improved viral transmission by Aedes albopictus. Chikungunya is an important emerging viral infection in the tropics, and the possibility of its introduction into Australia remains a significant potential public health threat.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Chikungunya virus, arbovirus, emerging, Aedes aegypti, Aedes albobictus
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Medical microbiology
Research Field:Medical virology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Venettacci, O (Mr Oliver Venettacci)
UTAS Author:Swallow, S (Dr Stephen Swallow)
UTAS Author:Bradbury, RS (Dr Richard Bradbury)
ID Code:72016
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2011-08-18
Last Modified:2013-03-06
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