Reemergence of Chikungunya Virus in Bo, Sierra Leone
Published Date:Jul 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(7):1108-1110.
Aged, 80 And Over
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Reemerging Infectious Disease
Description:We diagnosed 400 possible IgM-positive cases of chikungunya virus in Bo, Sierra Leone, during July 2012-January 2013 by using lateral flow immunoassays. Cases detected likely represent only a small fraction of total cases. Further laboratory testing is required to confirm this outbreak and characterize the virus.
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