Reemergence of Chikungunya Virus in Bo, Sierra Leone

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Ansumana, Rashid ; Jacobsen, Kathryn H. ; Leski, Tomasz A. ; Covington, Andrea L. ; Bangura, Umaru ; Hodges, Mary H. ; Lin, Baochuan ; Bockarie, Alfred S. ; Lamin, Joseph M. ; Bockarie, Moses J. ; Stenger, David A. (2013)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 19, issue 7, pages 1,108-1,110 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3713974, doi: 10.3201/eid1907.121563
  • Subject: Africa | Dispatch | reemerging infectious disease | Sierra Leone | qx_525 | wc_20 | chikungunya virus | wc_501 | CHIKV | qy_250
    mesheuropmc: viruses

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.
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