Chikungunya virus outbreak in Sint Maarten: Long-term arthralgia after a 15-month period.
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AuthorsPeters, C M M
Fanoy, E B
Bouwman, L J T
de Langen, L E
van den Kerkhof, J H T C
Oostburg, V Asin
Braks, M A H
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TitleChikungunya virus outbreak in Sint Maarten: Long-term arthralgia after a 15-month period.
Published inJ Vector Borne Dis 2018; 55(2):137-43
PubliekssamenvattingThe first chikungunya (CHIK) epidemic in the Americas was reported in December 2013. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) causes an acute febrile illness and is transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes. Although earlier studies have described long-term clinical manifestations of CHIK patients infected with the East/Central/South African (ECSA) genotype, little is known about persistent manifestations in the Caribbean region, for which the Asian genotype is responsible. The objective of this study was to describe the presence of persisting clinical manifestations, specifically arthralgia, in CHIKV-infected patients on the Caribbean Island, Sint Maarten, 15 months after onset of the disease.
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