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martes, 3 de febrero de 2015

Chikungunya

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emDocs -February 2, 2015 - By Erik Berg
"The mosquito-born chikungunya virus (CHIKV) – a cause of an acute onset fever and polyarthralgias – was discovered in sub-Saharan Africa in 1952 and has subsequently been implicated in outbreaks in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian Ocean. As of late 2013, locally transmitted, laboratory confirmed infections have occurred in the Western Hemisphere, including in the United States in July 2014. Of the more than 800,000 suspected and confirmed cases in the Americas, over 80% have occurred in four Caribbean states: Dominican Republic, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Haiti.
The virus is transmitted by mosquito species (Aedes Agyptiae and Aedes Albopictus) that are found throughout the Americas, including in both urban and rural parts of the United States. These same mosquitoes also serve as the primary vector for the dengue virus"
http://www.emdocs.net/chikunguna-virus/