Chikungunya Outbreak in Guangdong Province, China, 2010
Published Date:Mar 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(3):493-495.
Aged, 80 And Over
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease Outbreak
Reverse Transcription PCR
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Viral Envelope Proteins
Description:A disease outbreak with dengue-like symptoms was reported in Guangdong Province, China, in October 2010. Testing results confirmed that the pathogen causing the outbreak was chikungunya virus. Phylogenic analysis indicated that this virus was a member of the Indian Ocean clade of the East/Center/South African subgroup of chikungunya virus.
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