Tracking the re-emergence of epidemic Chikungunya virus
In the last 2 years two vaccines have been tested in Phase 1 trials in humans: a live recombinant measles-virus-based chikungunya vaccine and a virus-like particle chikungunya virus
Weaver SC, Osorio JE, Livengood JA, Chen R, Stinchcomb DT Chikungunya virus
and prospects for a vaccine.
Valadere, "Transcontinental movement of asian genotype chikungunya virus
," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol.
Destructive arthritis in a patient with chikungunya virus
infection with persistent specific IgM antibodies.
A 2013 study identified antibodies in mice that can neutralize chikungunya virus
and prevent the animals from getting ill.
The primates are the natural reservoir of chikungunya virus
From the phylogenetic point of view, the Chikungunya virus
that entered Colombia, is the same strain of that of the Virgin Islands and Saint Martin (unpublished data) in December of 2013 and confirms the findings of Lancioti and Valadere (2).
First identified in East Africa in the early 1950s, chikungunya virus
caused sporadic illness in Africa and large urban outbreaks in Thailand and India in the 1960s and 1970s.
The chikungunya virus
is transmitted via the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, both of which are found in the U.
A Florida man is infected with the chikungunya virus
and is the first locally acquired case of the mosquito-borne virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported July 17.
Dave Zaragoza, monitoring officer of the PHTO-Ilocos Sur, said at least 62 cases of suspected chikungunya virus
infections have been reported in Barangays Paoc Norte and San Pedro, here.