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First report of chikungunya from the Maldives.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Feb; 103(2):192-6.TR

Abstract

An outbreak, characterised by fever, arthralgia and myalgia, in Malé and other islands of the Maldives began in December 2006. The illness was suspected as being due to chikungunya virus based on clinical symptoms and the prevailing chikungunya epidemic in the Indian Ocean region. The Department of Public Health initiated an investigation and collected blood samples from 67 patients; 21% were IgM-positive for chikungunya and 96% were PCR-positive. Six percent were positive for dengue by enzyme immunosorbent assay and 4% had evidence of dual infection. This is the first time that chikungunya fever has been confirmed in the Maldives. A total of 11,879 suspected and confirmed cases affecting 61% of inhabited islands (attack rate ranging from 0% to 72% on individual islands) were reported by the end of the epidemic in April 2007.

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Ministry of Health, Malé 20379, Republic of Maldives.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

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18930301

Citation

Yoosuf, Abdul Azeez, et al. "First Report of Chikungunya From the Maldives." Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 103, no. 2, 2009, pp. 192-6.
Yoosuf AA, Shiham I, Mohamed AJ, et al. First report of chikungunya from the Maldives. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009;103(2):192-6.
Yoosuf, A. A., Shiham, I., Mohamed, A. J., Ali, G., Luna, J. M., Pandav, R., Gongal, G. N., Nisaluk, A., Jarman, R. G., & Gibbons, R. V. (2009). First report of chikungunya from the Maldives. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103(2), 192-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.09.006
Yoosuf AA, et al. First Report of Chikungunya From the Maldives. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009;103(2):192-6. PubMed PMID: 18930301.
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TY - JOUR T1 - First report of chikungunya from the Maldives. AU - Yoosuf,Abdul Azeez, AU - Shiham,Ibrahim, AU - Mohamed,Ahmed Jamsheed, AU - Ali,Geela, AU - Luna,J M, AU - Pandav,R, AU - Gongal,G N, AU - Nisaluk,Ananda, AU - Jarman,Richard G, AU - Gibbons,Robert V, Y1 - 2008/10/17/ PY - 2008/05/30/received PY - 2008/09/09/revised PY - 2008/09/09/accepted PY - 2008/10/22/pubmed PY - 2009/4/9/medline PY - 2008/10/22/entrez SP - 192 EP - 6 JF - Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene JO - Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg VL - 103 IS - 2 N2 - An outbreak, characterised by fever, arthralgia and myalgia, in Malé and other islands of the Maldives began in December 2006. The illness was suspected as being due to chikungunya virus based on clinical symptoms and the prevailing chikungunya epidemic in the Indian Ocean region. The Department of Public Health initiated an investigation and collected blood samples from 67 patients; 21% were IgM-positive for chikungunya and 96% were PCR-positive. Six percent were positive for dengue by enzyme immunosorbent assay and 4% had evidence of dual infection. This is the first time that chikungunya fever has been confirmed in the Maldives. A total of 11,879 suspected and confirmed cases affecting 61% of inhabited islands (attack rate ranging from 0% to 72% on individual islands) were reported by the end of the epidemic in April 2007. SN - 1878-3503 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18930301/First_report_of_chikungunya_from_the_Maldives_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0035-9203(08)00386-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -