Reemergence of Chikungunya Virus in Bo, Sierra Leone
Jacobsen, Kathryn H.
Leski, Tomasz A.
Covington, Andrea L.
Hodges, Mary H.
Bockarie, Alfred S.
Lamin, Joseph M.
Bockarie, Moses J.
Stenger, David A.
- Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Emerging Infectious Diseases,
(issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059)
Africa | Dispatch | reemerging infectious disease | Sierra Leone | qx_525 | wc_20 | chikungunya virus | wc_501 | CHIKV | qy_250
We diagnosed 400 possible IgM-positive cases of chikungunya virus in Bo, Sierra Leone, during July 2012-January 2013 by using lateral flow immunoassays. Cases detected likely represent only a small fraction of total cases. Further laboratory testing is required to confirm this outbreak and characterize the virus.