Basic reproduction number of chikungunya virus transmitted by aedes mosquitoes

Najmul Haider, Francesco Vairo, Giuseppe Ippolito, Alimuddin Zumla, Richard A. Kock

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Abstract

We estimated the weighted mean basic reproduction number (R0) of chikungunya virus based on outbreak size. R0 was 3.4 (95% CI 2.4-4.2) and varied for 2 primary chikungunya mosquito vectors: 4.1 (95% CI 1.5-6.6) for Aedes aegypti and 2.8 (95% CI 1.8-3.8) for Ae. albopictus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2429-2431
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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