Co-infections with chikungunya virus and dengue virus in Delhi, India

Harendra S. Chahar, Preeti Bharaj, Lalit Dar, Randeep Guleria, Sushil K. Kabra, Shobha Broor

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Abstract

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are common vectors for dengue virus and chikungunya virus. In areas where both viruses cocirculate, they can be transmitted together. During a dengue outbreak in Delhi in 2006, 17 of 69 serum samples were positive for chikungunya virus by reverse transcription-PCR; 6 samples were positive for both viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1077-1080
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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