The threat of chikungunya in Oceania

Horwood, Paul, Bande, Grace, Dagina, Roshiela, Guillaumot, Laurent, Aaskov, John, and Pavlin, Boris (2013) The threat of chikungunya in Oceania. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, 4 (2). pp. 8-10.

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[Extract] The Oceania region, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean, has historically been free from chikungunya. However, the 2011 outbreak in New Caledonia and the ongoing outbreak in Papua New Guinea have highlighted the risk to other communities in Oceania where there are competent mosquito vectors and permissive social factors and environmental conditions. In this article we discuss the threat to this region that is posed by the recent evolution of the E1:A226V mutant strains of chikungunya virus (CHIKV).

Item ID: 46996
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2094-7313
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 23:51
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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