Outbreaks of infections with chikungunya virus (CHIKV) have previously been reported from Sudan but the prevalence in the general population is unknown. We investigated the seroprevalence of CHIKV infection in 379 serum samples from patients with fever in the outpatient clinics of three hospitals in eastern and central Sudan. The seroprevalence was 1.8%, indicating that CHIKV infections are rare in these parts of Sudan. As the vector Aedes aegypti is endemic in this area, the population is at risk for a CHIKV epidemic.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases