Recent News

Sep 22, 2017

News Scan for Sep 22, 2017

Vaccine-related polio
More chikungunya in France, Italy
Waning flu vaccine protection
H5N8 in South Africa
Sep 21, 2017
Aedes albopictus

New US mosquito maps show potential hot spots for Zika, other diseases

About 75% of counties on the US mainland have suitable habitat for Aedes mosquitoes, CDC researchers say.

Sep 18, 2017

News Scan for Sep 18, 2017

Chikungunya in Italy
US Zika birth defects
Avian flu in Italy, South Africa
Flu cocirculation in China
Microbes and glacial melt
Sep 12, 2017

News Scan for Sep 12, 2017

New global health initiative
Zika persistence in tears
Vaccine readiness
More chikungunya
Emergency readiness progress
Sep 05, 2017

News Scan for Sep 05, 2017

Saudi MERS case
CRE treatment
Cholera in Yemen
Chikungunya drop
Aug 28, 2017
Chikungunya viruses

More sickened in France's chikungunya outbreak

The number of people sickened in France's outbreak has grown from 2 to 13.

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

Aug 14, 2017

Brazilian study sheds new light on Zika neuro complications in adults

The patients, hospitalized at a speciality center, had a variety of complications and some unusual features.

Aug 14, 2017

News Scan for Aug 14, 2017

MERS case
Multidrug-resistant BSIs in India
Polio emergency continues
Ricin vaccine funding
Chikungunya in the Americas
Aug 07, 2017

News Scan for Aug 07, 2017

H5N8 in 3 countries
Resistant M pneumoniae
Ivory Coast dengue outbreak
Chikungunya in the Americas

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Agha SB, Chepkorir E, Mulwa F, et al. Vector competence of populations of Aedes aegypti from three distinct cities in Kenya for chikungunya virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Aug 18;11(8):e0005860

Althouse BM, Guerbois M, Cummings DAT, et al. Monkey in the middle: monkeys serve as amplification hosts but not reservoir hosts of sylvatic chikungunya virus. bioRxiv 2016 Oct 3

Alto BW, Wiggins K, Eastmond B, et al. Transmission risk of two chikungunya lineages by invasive mosquito vectors from Florida and the Dominican Republic. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jul 27;11(7):e0005724

Bloch D, Roth NM, Caraballo EV, et al. Use of household cluster investigations to identify factors associated with chikungunya virus infection and frequency of case reporting in Puerto Rico. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Oct 20;10(10):e0005075

Brito CAA, Azevedo F, Cordero MT, et al. Central and peripheral nervous system involvement caused by Zika and chikungunya coinfection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 (published online Jul 13)

Broeckel R, Fox JM, Haese N, et al. Therapeutic administration of a recombinant human monoclonal antibody reduces the severity of chikungunya virus disease in rhesus macaques. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jun 19;11(6):e0005637

Cardoso CW, Kikuti M, Prates APPB, et al. Unrecognized emergence of chikungunya virus during a Zika virus outbreak in Salvador, Brazil. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jan 23;11(1):e0005334

Cirimotich CM, Vela EM, Garver J, et al. Chikungunya virus infection in Cynomolgus macaques following intradermal and aerosol exposure. Virol J 2017 Jul 20;14:135

Costa-da-Silva AL, Ioshino RS, Petersen V, et al. First report of naturally infected Aedes aegypti with chikungunya virus genotype ECSA in the Americas. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jun 14;11(6):e0005630

da Costa AC, Theze J, Komninakis SCV, et al. Spread of chikungunya virus east/central/south African genotype in northeast Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 28)

de Souza TM, de Azeredo EL, da Silva JBC, et al. First report of the East-Central South African genotype of chikungunya virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. bioRxiv 2016 Oct 20

Edwards T, del Carmen Castillo Signor L, Williams C, et al. Co-infections with chikungunya and dengue viruses, Guatemala, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Oct 5)

Elenga N, Folin M, Vandamme YM, et al. Chikungunya infection in hospitalized febrile infants younger than 3 months of age. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Aug;36(8):736-40

Elsinga J, Gerstenbluth I, van der Ploeg S, et al. Long-term chikungunya sequelae in Curacao: burden, determinants and a novel classification tool. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 5)

Evans-Gilbert T. Chikungunya and neonatal immunity: fatal vertically transmitted chikungunya infection. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 (published online Feb 6)

Gallian P, Leparc-Goffart I, Richard P, et al. Epidemiology of chikungunya virus outbreaks in Guadeloupe and Martinique, 2014: an observational study in volunteer blood donors. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jan 12;11(1):e0005254

Guzzetta G, Trentini F, Poletti P, et al. Effectiveness and economic assessment of routine larviciding for prevention of chikungunya and dengue in temperate urban settings in Europe. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Sep 11;11(9):e0005918

Humphrey JM, Cleton NB, Reusken CBEM, et al. Urban chikungunya in the Middle East and North Africa: a systematic review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jun 26;11(6):e0005707

Oviedo-Pastrana M, Mendez N, Mattar S, et al. Epidemic outbreak of chikungunya in two neighboring towns in the Colombian Caribbean: a survival analysis. Arch Public Health 2017 (published online Jan 6)

Pastula DM, Hancock WT, Bel M, et al. Chikungunya virus disease outbreak in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Mar 1;11(3):e0005410

Patel P, Abd El Wahed A, Faye O, et al. A field-deployable reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification assay for rapid detection of the chikungunya virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Sep 29;10(9):e0004953

Pierrotti LC, Lopes MIB, Nascimento AP, et al. Chikungunya in kidney transplant recipients: a series of cases. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 10)

Rauf M, tuz-Zahra F, Manzoor S, et al. Outbreak of chikungunya in Pakistan. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 Mar;17(3):258

Souza TMA, Azeredo EL, Badolato-Correa J, et al. First report of the East-Central South African genotype of chikungunya virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PLoS Curr 2017 Feb 14

Teo TH, Chan YH, Lee WWL, et al. Fingolimod treatment abrogates chikungunya virus-induced arthralgia. Sci Transl Med 2017 Feb 1;9(375)

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