First evidence of chikungunya virus infection in Assam, Northeast India.

Autor(es): Dutta P; Khan S A; Khan A M; Borah J; Chowdhury P; Mahanta J

Resumo: During June-September 2008, an illness characterized by fever, headache and joint pain was reported in Assam state, northeast India. It presented characteristic features resembling chikungunya or dengue virus infection based on clinical symptoms. Dengue and chikungunya IgM antibody was detected in 10.0% (28/280) and 3.6% (10/280) patients respectively. The chikungunya positive patients did not travel to and from any endemic region confirming indigenous transmission. Persistent arthralgia and hearing loss has been observed in a recovered patient. Entomological surveys revealed the presence of vectors viz. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. This is the maiden report of chikungunya occurrence in Northeast India.

Palavras-Chave: Chikungunya; Dengue; Northeast India; Aedes; IgM antibody

Imprenta: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 105, n. 6, p. 355-357, 2011

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Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis ; Aedes aegypti - Viral infections ; Aedes aegypti - Virus ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission ; Aedes aegypti - Chikungunya Fever ; Aedes aegypti - Dengue ; Aedes aegypti - Epidemiology ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2011