Status of research and development of vaccines for chikungunya

Claire Smalley, Jesse H. Erasmus, Charles B. Chesson, David Beasley

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Abstract

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arthritogenic alphavirus that during the last decade has significantly expanded its geographical range and caused large outbreaks of human disease around the world. Although mortality rates associated with CHIKV outbreaks are low, acute and chronic illnesses caused by CHIKV represent a significant burden of disease largely affecting low and middle income countries. This report summarizes the current status of vaccine development for CHIKV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2976-2981
Number of pages6
JournalVaccine
Volume34
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2016

Keywords

  • Alphavirus
  • Chikungunya
  • Emerging disease
  • Polyarthralgia
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • veterinary(all)
  • Molecular Medicine

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