Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Novel chikungunya virus variant in travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Oct; 12(10):1493-9.EI

Abstract

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) emerged in Indian Ocean islands in 2005 and is causing an ongoing outbreak that involves >260,000 patients, including travelers returning home from these islands. We investigated cases in 4 patients returning from Mayotte and Reunion Islands with CHIKV infection and a nurse infected in metropolitan France after direct contact with the blood of a traveler. Four patients had tenosynovitis and pain at wrist pressure, and 1 had life-threatening manifestations. Four CHIKV strains were isolated, including 1 from the patient with the autochthonous case. The complete genomic sequence identified a new CHIKV variant emerging from the East/ central African evolutionary lineage. Aedes albopictus, the implicated vector of CHIKV in Indian Ocean islands, has dispersed worldwide in recent decades. High viral loads in patients returning from Indian Ocean islands to countries where Ae. albopictus is prevalent may be a source of epidemics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Hôpital Nord, Marseilles, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17176562

Citation

Parola, Philippe, et al. "Novel Chikungunya Virus Variant in Travelers Returning From Indian Ocean Islands." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. 10, 2006, pp. 1493-9.
Parola P, de Lamballerie X, Jourdan J, et al. Novel chikungunya virus variant in travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12(10):1493-9.
Parola, P., de Lamballerie, X., Jourdan, J., Rovery, C., Vaillant, V., Minodier, P., Brouqui, P., Flahault, A., Raoult, D., & Charrel, R. N. (2006). Novel chikungunya virus variant in travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(10), 1493-9.
Parola P, et al. Novel Chikungunya Virus Variant in Travelers Returning From Indian Ocean Islands. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12(10):1493-9. PubMed PMID: 17176562.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Novel chikungunya virus variant in travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands. AU - Parola,Philippe, AU - de Lamballerie,Xavier, AU - Jourdan,Jacques, AU - Rovery,Clarisse, AU - Vaillant,Véronique, AU - Minodier,Philippe, AU - Brouqui,Philippe, AU - Flahault,Antoine, AU - Raoult,Didier, AU - Charrel,Rémi N, PY - 2006/12/21/pubmed PY - 2007/2/17/medline PY - 2006/12/21/entrez SP - 1493 EP - 9 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerg Infect Dis VL - 12 IS - 10 N2 - Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) emerged in Indian Ocean islands in 2005 and is causing an ongoing outbreak that involves >260,000 patients, including travelers returning home from these islands. We investigated cases in 4 patients returning from Mayotte and Reunion Islands with CHIKV infection and a nurse infected in metropolitan France after direct contact with the blood of a traveler. Four patients had tenosynovitis and pain at wrist pressure, and 1 had life-threatening manifestations. Four CHIKV strains were isolated, including 1 from the patient with the autochthonous case. The complete genomic sequence identified a new CHIKV variant emerging from the East/ central African evolutionary lineage. Aedes albopictus, the implicated vector of CHIKV in Indian Ocean islands, has dispersed worldwide in recent decades. High viral loads in patients returning from Indian Ocean islands to countries where Ae. albopictus is prevalent may be a source of epidemics. SN - 1080-6040 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17176562/Novel_chikungunya_virus_variant_in_travelers_returning_from_Indian_Ocean_islands_ L2 - https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/10/06-0610_article.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -