Reemergence of Chikungunya Virus in Bo, Sierra Leone
We diagnosed 400 possible IgM-positive cases of chikungunya virus in Bo, Sierra Leone, during July 2012–January 2013 by using lateral flow immunoassays. Cases detected likely represent only a small fraction of total cases. Further laboratory testing is required to confirm this outbreak and characterize the virus.
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Ansumana R, Jacobsen KH, Leski TA, Covington AL, Bangura U, Hodges MH, Lin B, Bockarie MJ, Stenger DA. Reemergence of chikungunya virus in Bo, Sierra Leone. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2013 July; 19(7): 1108–1110.