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A chikungunya outbreak in the metropolis of Chennai, India, 2006.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22329203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 2006, several southern states in India reported outbreaks of chikungunya. In the metropolis of Chennai, the first laboratory-confirmed chikungunya cases had an onset of symptoms at the end of May 2006. The authors reviewed surveillance data in which a suspected case of chikungunya was defined as a patient presenting with fever and arthralgia at a medical camp in Chennai on and after June 20, 2006. Over the same period, the authors reviewed surveillance data and larval indices for the vector Aedes aegypti. From June 20 to October 10, 2006, they reported 4,760 suspected cases of chikungunya (attack rate of 0.1%, no fatalities). Control measures included removal of breeding sites, daytime fogging against adult mosquitoes, and information campaigns. The early detection and effective prevention of future outbreaks rely on strengthened human and entomological surveillance, participation of private medical practitioners in case reporting, and community involvement to reduce potential breeding sites of the vector.
Thomas Seyler; Patrick Sakdapolrak; S Sanjeevi Prasad; R Dhanraj
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental health     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0022-0892     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Health     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-14     Completed Date:  2012-03-08     Revised Date:  2013-02-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405525     Medline TA:  J Environ Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-13; quiz 64     Citation Subset:  IM    
French Institute of Pondicherry, India. [corrected]
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MeSH Terms
Aedes* / virology
Alphavirus Infections / epidemiology*,  prevention & control,  transmission
Chikungunya virus / isolation & purification*
Child, Preschool
Disease Outbreaks*
Environmental Monitoring
Epidemiological Monitoring
India / epidemiology
Insect Vectors* / virology
Mosquito Control
Erratum In:
J Environ Health. 2012 Jul-Aug;75(1):6

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