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Expression and Characterization of Yeast Derived Chikungunya Virus Like Particles (CHIK-VLPs) and Its Evaluation as a Potential Vaccine Candidate

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an emerging mosquito transmitted arbovirus of immense public health significance. It belongs to family Togaviridae and genus Alphavirus…

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First Chikungunya Outbreak in Suriname; Clinical and Epidemiological Features

Chikungunya fever is caused by a classical arbovirus (genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae), which is transmitted to humans primarily through Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes…

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The Hidden Burden of Dengue and Chikungunya in Chennai, India

Dengue and chikungunya are rapidly expanding vector-borne viruses transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. Little data exist on the extent of transmission in…

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A Novel 2006 Indian Outbreak Strain of Chikungunya Virus Exhibits Different Pattern of Infection as Compared to Prototype Strain

Chikungunya fever is an acute mosquito-borne febrile arthritis caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an Alphavirus belonging to Togaviridae family [1]. The disease is characterized by abrupt onset of high fever, arthralgia, myalgia, headache, rash [2]–[5] and poly-arthralgia which is very painful and…

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Re-emergence of chikungunya infection in parts of India causes public health threat

Chikungunya virus, which can cause severe morbidity, has re-emerged in certain geographic regions of India. The rates of infection are highest in South India, moderate in the Western region, and uncommon in North India. Keys to diagnosis: Fever for up to 7 days Rashes, joint pain and swelling, vomiting, and… 

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