Chikungunya in Mozambique: A Forgotten History

by Eduardo S. Gudo, James F. P. Black, Julie L. Cliff
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(11): e0005001. – Published: November 17, 2016

5 pp. 768 kB

This paper revisits earlier published and unpublished work on chikungunya in Mozambique. In addition, the authors discuss the name of the disease, which may provide a clue to its presence. With the reemergence of chikungunya in 2000 after several decades of absence, new attention has been drawn to the virus. Between 2005 and 2007, large epidemics were reported in the Indian Ocean islands of the Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Reunion. The Comoros lie just across the Mozambican channel from northern Mozambique, and interchange is frequent.

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