Increased risk of chikungunya infection in travellers to thailand during ongoing outbreak in tourist areas: Cases imported to europe and the middle east, early 2019

Emilie Javelle, Simin Aysel Florescu, Hilmir Asgeirsson, Shilan Jmor, Gilles Eperon, Eyal Leshem, Johannes Blum, Israel Molina, Vanessa Field, Nancy Pietroski, Carole Eldin, Victoria Johnston, Ioana Ani Cotar, Corneliu Popescu, Davidson H. Hamer, Philippe Gautret

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Abstract

We report nine travellers with confirmed chikungunya virus infection, returning from tourist areas of Thailand to Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Romania, Israel and France, diagnosed in January and February 2019. These sentinel tourists support the intensification of chikungunya virus circulation in Thailand and highlight the potential for importation to areas at risk of local transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1900146
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Mar 2019

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