Chikungunya Virus and Central Nervous System Infections in Children, India
Published Date:Feb 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(2):329-331.
Central Nervous System Viral Diseases
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus best known for causing fever, rash, arthralgia, and occasional neurologic disease. By using real-time reverse transcription-PCR, we detected CHIKV in plasma samples of 8 (14%) of 58 children with suspected central nervous system infection in Bellary, India. CHIKV was also detected in the cerebrospinal fluid of 3 children.
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