Chikungunya-feber: Den sammenbøjede. Epidemi i Afrika og Asien - Enkelte tilfælde importeret til Danmark

Melanie Veber, Gry R. Arrøe, Toke S. Barfod

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReviewForskningpeer review

    Abstrakt

    Within the last year there has been a re-emergence of chikungunya fever in Africa, Asia and several of the islands in the Indian Ocean. Chikungunya fever is caused by the alfa virus chikungunya, which is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. Travellers as well as the local population are at risk, and several cases have been imported to Denmark. We review the epidemiology, aetiology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. The main symptoms are fever, arthralgia and rash. No vaccination or specific treatment exist and therefore travellers must try to avoid mosquito bites.

    Bidragets oversatte titelChikungunya fever, "that which bends". Epidemic in Africa and Asia - Several cases imported to Denmark. A Review
    OriginalsprogDansk
    Sider (fra-til)2311-2313
    Antal sider3
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
    Vol/bind169
    Udgave nummer24
    StatusUdgivet - 11 jun. 2007

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