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A major epidemic of chikungunya virus infection on Reunion Island, France, 2005-2006.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Oct; 77(4):727-31.AJ

Abstract

In January 2005, an epidemic of chikungunya fever broke out in the Comoro Islands and lasted until May 2005. In April, cases were also reported in Mayotte and Mauritius. On Réunion Island, the first cases were reported at the end of April. Surveillance of this epidemic required an adaptive system, which at first was based on active and retrospective case detection around the cases reported, then relied on a sentinel network when the incidence increased. Emerging and severe forms of infection were investigated. Death certificates were monitored. By April 2006, the surveillance estimate was 244,000 cases of chikungunya virus infection, including 123 severe cases and 41 of maternoneonatal transmission, with an overall attack rate of 35%. Chikungunya infection was mentioned on 203 death certificates and significant mortality was observed. This epidemic highlighted the need for a mutual strategy of providing information on arboviral diseases and their prevention and control between countries in the southwestern Indian Ocean.

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Cellule Interrégionale d'Epidémiologie Réunion-Mayotte, Saint-Denis, France. philippe.renault@sante.gouv.frNo 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 availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17978079

Citation

Renault, Philippe, et al. "A Major Epidemic of Chikungunya Virus Infection On Reunion Island, France, 2005-2006." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 77, no. 4, 2007, pp. 727-31.
Renault P, Solet JL, Sissoko D, et al. A major epidemic of chikungunya virus infection on Reunion Island, France, 2005-2006. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007;77(4):727-31.
Renault, P., Solet, J. L., Sissoko, D., Balleydier, E., Larrieu, S., Filleul, L., Lassalle, C., Thiria, J., Rachou, E., de Valk, H., Ilef, D., Ledrans, M., Quatresous, I., Quenel, P., & Pierre, V. (2007). A major epidemic of chikungunya virus infection on Reunion Island, France, 2005-2006. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 77(4), 727-31.
Renault P, et al. A Major Epidemic of Chikungunya Virus Infection On Reunion Island, France, 2005-2006. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007;77(4):727-31. PubMed PMID: 17978079.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A major epidemic of chikungunya virus infection on Reunion Island, France, 2005-2006. AU - Renault,Philippe, AU - Solet,Jean-Louis, AU - Sissoko,Daouda, AU - Balleydier,Elsa, AU - Larrieu,Sophie, AU - Filleul,Laurent, AU - Lassalle,Christian, AU - Thiria,Julien, AU - Rachou,Emmanuelle, AU - de Valk,Henriette, AU - Ilef,Daniele, AU - Ledrans,Martine, AU - Quatresous,Isabelle, AU - Quenel,Philippe, AU - Pierre,Vincent, PY - 2007/11/6/pubmed PY - 2007/12/12/medline PY - 2007/11/6/entrez SP - 727 EP - 31 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am J Trop Med Hyg VL - 77 IS - 4 N2 - In January 2005, an epidemic of chikungunya fever broke out in the Comoro Islands and lasted until May 2005. In April, cases were also reported in Mayotte and Mauritius. On Réunion Island, the first cases were reported at the end of April. Surveillance of this epidemic required an adaptive system, which at first was based on active and retrospective case detection around the cases reported, then relied on a sentinel network when the incidence increased. Emerging and severe forms of infection were investigated. Death certificates were monitored. By April 2006, the surveillance estimate was 244,000 cases of chikungunya virus infection, including 123 severe cases and 41 of maternoneonatal transmission, with an overall attack rate of 35%. Chikungunya infection was mentioned on 203 death certificates and significant mortality was observed. This epidemic highlighted the need for a mutual strategy of providing information on arboviral diseases and their prevention and control between countries in the southwestern Indian Ocean. SN - 0002-9637 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17978079/A_major_epidemic_of_chikungunya_virus_infection_on_Reunion_Island_France_2005_2006_ L2 - https://facultyopinions.com/pubmed/17978079 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -