Low Seroprevalence Indicates Vulnerability of Eastern and Central Sudan to Infection with Chikungunya Virus.

Autor(es): Adam Awadalkareem; Seidahmed Osama M E; Weber Christopher; Schnierle Barbara; Schmidt-Chanasit Jonas; Reiche Sven; Jassoy Christian

Resumo: Outbreaks of infections with chikungunya virus (CHIKV) have previously been reported from Sudan but the prevalence in the general population is unknown. We investigated the seroprevalence of CHIKV infection in 379 serum samples from patients with fever in the outpatient clinics of three hospitals in eastern and central Sudan. The seroprevalence was 1.8%, indicating that CHIKV infections are rare in these parts of Sudan. As the vector Aedes aegypti is endemic in this area, the population is at risk for a CHIKV epidemic.

Palavras-Chave: Chikungunya; Epidemiology

Imprenta: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, v. 16, n. 4, p. 290-291, 2016

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1089/vbz.2015.1897

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Arbovirus ; Aedes aegypti - Virus ; Aedes aegypti - Chikungunya Fever ; Aedes aegypti - Epidemic ; Aedes aegypti - Epidemiology

Data de publicação: 2016