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Assessment of the Probability of Autochthonous Transmission of Chikungunya Virus in Canada under Recent and Projected Climate Change

08:00 EDT 5 Jun 2017 | NIH

Introduction Chikungunya is a reemerging tropical arboviral disease transmitted by Aedes (Ae.) mosquitoes. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) was first isolated from human sera and mosquitoes in the Makonde Plateau of the Southern Province of Tanganyika (present day Tanzania) (Robinson 1955; Ross 1956). CHIKV disease is typically characterized by fever, headache, fatigue, and debilitating polyarthralgia and myalgia […]

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