Persistent Arthralgia Associated Chikungunya Virus Outbreak, US Virgin Islands, December 2014–February 2016

June 27, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Emerging Infectious Diseases. April 2017 V.23 N.4 P.673-676.

Leora R. Feldstein, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, J. Erin Staples, Marcia R. Weaver, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Esther M. Ellis

Author affiliations: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA (L.R. Feldstein, M.E. Halloran); University of Washington, Seattle (A. Rowhani-Rahbar, M.R. Weaver, M.E. Halloran); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (J.E. Staples); US Virgin Islands Department of health, Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands (E.M. Ellis)

After the 2014–2015 outbreak of chikungunya virus in the US Virgin Islands, we compared the prevalence of persistent arthralgia among case-patients and controls. Prevalence was higher in case-patients than controls 6 and 12 months after disease onset. Continued vaccine research to prevent acute illness and long-term sequelae is essential.

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, FIEBRE y RASH, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis.

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