Chikungunya virus as cause of febrile illness outbreak, Chiapas, Mexico, 2014

Tiffany F. Kautz, Esteban E. Díaz-González, Jesse H. Erasmus, Iliana R. Malo-García, Rose M. Langsjoen, Edward I. Patterson, Dawn I. Auguste, Naomi L. Forrester, Rosa Maria Sanchez-Casas, Mauricio Hernández-Ávila, Celia M. Alpuche-Aranda, Scott C. Weaver, Ildefonso Fernández-Salas

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Since chikungunya virus (CHIKV) was introduced into the Americas in 2013, its geographic distribution has rapidly expanded. Of 119 serum samples collected in 2014 from febrile patients in southern Mexico, 79% were positive for CHIKV or IgM against CHIKV. Sequencing results confirmed CHIKV strains closely related to Caribbean isolates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2070-2073
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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