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Chikungunya Virus and the Global Spread of a Mosquito-Borne Disease

Abstract : Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-borne alphavirus; its name comes from a Makonde word describing the bent posture of persons with the severe arthralgia that is a hallmark of chikungunya fever, the disease caused by the virus.1 Chikungunya virus was first isolated after a 1952–1953 epidemic in present-day Tanzania. Outbreaks were subsequently identified in Asia during the 1950s and 1960s [...]
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Scott Weaver, Marc Lecuit. Chikungunya Virus and the Global Spread of a Mosquito-Borne Disease. New England Journal of Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society, 2015, 372 (13), pp.1231-1239. ⟨10.1056/NEJMra1406035⟩. ⟨pasteur-02452991⟩

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