Preparedness for threat of chikungunya in the pacific.

Autor(es): Roth Adam; Hoy Damian; Horwood Paul F; Ropa Berry; Hancock Thane; Guillaumot Laurent; Rickart Keith; Frison Pascal; Pavlin Boris; Souares Yvan

Resumo: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) caused significant outbreaks of illness during 2005-2007 in the Indian Ocean region. Chikungunya outbreaks have also occurred in the Pacific region, including in Papua New Guinea in 2012; New Caledonia in April 2013; and Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia, in August 2013. CHIKV is a threat in the Pacific, and the risk for further spread is high, given several similarities between the Pacific and Indian Ocean chikungunya outbreaks. Island health care systems have difficulties coping with high caseloads, which highlights the need for early multidisciplinary preparedness. The Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network has developed several strategies focusing on surveillance, case management, vector control, laboratory confirmation, and communication. The management of this CHIKV threat will likely have broad implications for global public health.

Imprenta: Emerging Infectious Diseases, v. 20, n. 8, 2014

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.3201/eid2008.130696.

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

Data de publicação: 2014