The threat of CHikungunya in Oceanea

Horwood, Paul, Bande, Grace, Dagina, Rosheila, Guillaumot, Laurent, Aaskov, John, & Pavlin, Boris (2013) The threat of CHikungunya in Oceanea. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, 4(2), pp. 8-10.

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The Oceania region, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean, has historically been free from chikungunya. However, the 2011 outbreak in New Caledonia and the ongoing outbreak in Papua New Guinea have highlighted the risk to other communities in Oceania where there are competent mosquito vectors and permissive social factors and environmental conditions. In this article we discuss the threat to this region that is posed by the recent evolution of the E1:A226V mutant strains of chikungunya virus (CHIKV).

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ID Code: 64933
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Chikungunya, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
DOI: 10.5365/WPSAR.2013.4.2.003
ISSN: 2094-7313
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (110800) > Medical Virology (110804)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 World Health Organisation
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2013 22:43
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2013 22:04

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