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Chikungunya: a paradigm of emergence and globalization of vector-borne diseases.
Med Clin North Am. 2008 Nov; 92(6):1323-43, ix.MC

Abstract

Chikungunya (CHIK) fever is a tropical arboviral disease responsible for acute polyarthritis which can last for weeks to months. In 2007, the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) reached Europe. Since the beginning of this outbreak, several million cases of chikungunya virus disease have occurred in autochthonous populations and in travelers who were diagnosed after they returned home from epidemic areas. CHIKV, usually transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, has now been repeatedly associated with a new vector, Aedes albopictus (the "Asian tiger mosquito"), which has spread into tropical areas previously occupied predominantly by A aegypti, and has dispersed worldwide. Because CHIKV could spread throughout the world, all physicians should be prepared to encounter this arboviral infection, which represents a paradigm for emerging arboviral infections. In this article, the authors review different aspects of this reemerging and fascinating disease, focusing on clinical aspects and lessons from the recent large-scale outbreaks.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Service de Pathologies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôspital d'Instruction des Armées Laveran, BP 50, 13998 Marseille Armées, France. simon-f@wanadoo.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19061754

Citation

Simon, Fabrice, et al. "Chikungunya: a Paradigm of Emergence and Globalization of Vector-borne Diseases." The Medical Clinics of North America, vol. 92, no. 6, 2008, pp. 1323-43, ix.
Simon F, Savini H, Parola P. Chikungunya: a paradigm of emergence and globalization of vector-borne diseases. Med Clin North Am. 2008;92(6):1323-43, ix.
Simon, F., Savini, H., & Parola, P. (2008). Chikungunya: a paradigm of emergence and globalization of vector-borne diseases. The Medical Clinics of North America, 92(6), 1323-43, ix. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2008.07.008
Simon F, Savini H, Parola P. Chikungunya: a Paradigm of Emergence and Globalization of Vector-borne Diseases. Med Clin North Am. 2008;92(6):1323-43, ix. PubMed PMID: 19061754.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chikungunya: a paradigm of emergence and globalization of vector-borne diseases. AU - Simon,Fabrice, AU - Savini,Hélène, AU - Parola,Philippe, PY - 2008/12/9/pubmed PY - 2009/2/12/medline PY - 2008/12/9/entrez SP - 1323-43, ix JF - The Medical clinics of North America JO - Med Clin North Am VL - 92 IS - 6 N2 - Chikungunya (CHIK) fever is a tropical arboviral disease responsible for acute polyarthritis which can last for weeks to months. In 2007, the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) reached Europe. Since the beginning of this outbreak, several million cases of chikungunya virus disease have occurred in autochthonous populations and in travelers who were diagnosed after they returned home from epidemic areas. CHIKV, usually transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, has now been repeatedly associated with a new vector, Aedes albopictus (the "Asian tiger mosquito"), which has spread into tropical areas previously occupied predominantly by A aegypti, and has dispersed worldwide. Because CHIKV could spread throughout the world, all physicians should be prepared to encounter this arboviral infection, which represents a paradigm for emerging arboviral infections. In this article, the authors review different aspects of this reemerging and fascinating disease, focusing on clinical aspects and lessons from the recent large-scale outbreaks. SN - 0025-7125 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19061754/Chikungunya:_a_paradigm_of_emergence_and_globalization_of_vector_borne_diseases_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025-7125(08)00113-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -