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Chikungunya virus infections among travelers-United States, 2010-2013.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jan; 92(1):82-7.AJ

Abstract

Chikungunya virus is an emerging threat to the United States because humans are amplifying hosts and competent mosquito vectors are present in many regions of the country. We identified laboratory-confirmed chikungunya virus infections with diagnostic testing performed in the United States from 2010 through 2013. We described the epidemiology of these cases and determined which were reported to ArboNET. From 2010 through 2013, 115 laboratory-confirmed chikungunya virus infections were identified. Among 55 cases with known travel history, 53 (96%) reported travel to Asia and 2 (4%) to Africa. No locally-acquired infections were identified. Six patients had detectable viremia after returning to the United States. Only 21% of identified cases were reported to ArboNET, with a median of 72 days between illness onset and reporting. Given the risk of introduction into the United States, healthcare providers and public health officials should be educated about the recognition, diagnosis, and timely reporting of chikungunya virus disease cases.

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Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado; Focus Diagnostics, Cypress, California; Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California nplindsey@cdc.gov.Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado; Focus Diagnostics, Cypress, California; Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California.Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado; Focus Diagnostics, Cypress, California; Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California.Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado; Focus Diagnostics, Cypress, California; Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California.Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado; Focus Diagnostics, Cypress, California; Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California.Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado; Focus Diagnostics, Cypress, California; Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California.Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado; Focus Diagnostics, Cypress, California; Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25349374

Citation

Lindsey, Nicole P., et al. "Chikungunya Virus Infections Among travelers-United States, 2010-2013." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 92, no. 1, 2015, pp. 82-7.
Lindsey NP, Prince HE, Kosoy O, et al. Chikungunya virus infections among travelers-United States, 2010-2013. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015;92(1):82-7.
Lindsey, N. P., Prince, H. E., Kosoy, O., Laven, J., Messenger, S., Staples, J. E., & Fischer, M. (2015). Chikungunya virus infections among travelers-United States, 2010-2013. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92(1), 82-7. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0442
Lindsey NP, et al. Chikungunya Virus Infections Among travelers-United States, 2010-2013. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015;92(1):82-7. PubMed PMID: 25349374.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chikungunya virus infections among travelers-United States, 2010-2013. AU - Lindsey,Nicole P, AU - Prince,Harry E, AU - Kosoy,Olga, AU - Laven,Janeen, AU - Messenger,Sharon, AU - Staples,J Erin, AU - Fischer,Marc, Y1 - 2014/10/27/ PY - 2014/10/29/entrez PY - 2014/10/29/pubmed PY - 2015/3/3/medline SP - 82 EP - 7 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. VL - 92 IS - 1 N2 - Chikungunya virus is an emerging threat to the United States because humans are amplifying hosts and competent mosquito vectors are present in many regions of the country. We identified laboratory-confirmed chikungunya virus infections with diagnostic testing performed in the United States from 2010 through 2013. We described the epidemiology of these cases and determined which were reported to ArboNET. From 2010 through 2013, 115 laboratory-confirmed chikungunya virus infections were identified. Among 55 cases with known travel history, 53 (96%) reported travel to Asia and 2 (4%) to Africa. No locally-acquired infections were identified. Six patients had detectable viremia after returning to the United States. Only 21% of identified cases were reported to ArboNET, with a median of 72 days between illness onset and reporting. Given the risk of introduction into the United States, healthcare providers and public health officials should be educated about the recognition, diagnosis, and timely reporting of chikungunya virus disease cases. SN - 1476-1645 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25349374/full_citation L2 - http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0442?crawler=true&mimetype=application/pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -