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Title: An imported case of chikungunya in the Northern Territory and a summary of the ecology of the disease
Authors: Whelan, Peter I
Spencer, Emma
Currie, Bart
Issue Date: Sep-2004
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DHCS
Series/Report no.: The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin
Vol. 11 No. 3
Abstract: Chikungunya virus, an alpha virus, is one of the 4 species of the Semliki Forest complex, the others being Semliki Forest, Getah, and Mayaro. Chikungunya and o’nyong-nyong viruses are regarded as subtypes of the Chikungunya virus species. A 30 year old woman, 18 weeks pregnant with her 4th child presented to the Royal Darwin Hospital emergency department in January 2004 with a febrile illness. She had returned from East Timor 5 days prior where she had been working. The woman had been born in East Timor but had lived most of her life in Australia until taking up a position in Dili.
ISSN: 1440-883X
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Epidemiology
Vector control
Primary prevention
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