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Title: Chikungunya virus infection in travellers to Australia.
Authors: Johnson, Douglas F;Druce, Julian D;Chapman, Scott;Swaminathan, Ashwin;Wolf, Josh;Richards, Jack S;Korman, Tony M;Birch, Christopher;Richards, Michael J
Affiliation: Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. dougjohnson9@hotmail.com
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2008
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia; 188(1): 41-3
Abstract: We report eight recent cases of Chikungunya virus infection in travellers to Australia. Patients presented with fevers, rigors, headaches, arthralgia, and rash. The current Indian Ocean epidemic and Italian outbreak have featured prominently on Internet infectious disease bulletins, and Chikungunya virus infection had been anticipated in travellers from the outbreak areas. Diagnosis was by a generic alphavirus reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction with confirmatory sequencing. Prompt diagnosis of Chikungunya virus infections is of public health significance as the mosquito vectors for transmission exist in Australia. There is potential for this infection to spread in the largely naïve Australian population.
Internal ID Number: 18205563
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10508
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18205563
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Alanine Transaminase.blood
Alphavirus Infections.diagnosis
Arthralgia.virology
Australia
Chikungunya virus.isolation & purification
Child
Conjunctivitis, Viral.etiology
Exanthema.virology
Female
Fever.virology
Headache.virology
Humans
Leukopenia.virology
Male
Middle Aged
RNA, Viral.blood
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Thrombocytopenia.virology
Travel
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