Outbreak of Dengue and Chikungunya Fevers, Toamasina, Madagascar, 2006
Published Date:Jul 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(7):1135-1137.
Description:An outbreak of dengue-like syndrome occurred in Toamasina from January through March 2006. Dengue type l or chikungunya viruses were detected in 38 of 55 patients sampled. Aedes albopictus was the only potential vector collected. Of 4,242 randomly selected representative residents interviewed retrospectively, 67.5% reported a dengue-like syndrome during this period.
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