Casi di febbre Chikungunya in Italia in viaggiatori di ritorno dall'Oceano Indiano e rischio di introduzione nel territorio italiano

Translated title of the contribution: Cases of Chikungunya fever in Italy in travellers returning from the Indian Ocean and risk of introduction of the disease to Italy

Francesco Maria Fusco, Vincenzo Puro, Antonino Di Caro, Emanuele Nicastri, Novella Carannante, Francesco Saverio Faella, Luisa Barzon, Simona Di Cesare, Giorgio Palù, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Giuseppe Ippolito

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Abstract

Chikungunya fever is a viral disease characterized by fever, arthralgia, and rash. A large outbreak of Chikungunya fever began in 2005 in La Reunion, and it is still ongoing on many islands and countries of the Indian Ocean. Several cases have been detected in Europe in travellers returning from the affected areas. The disease is transmitted by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes, which are also widespread in Italy. We describe 7 cases of Chikungunya fever imported into Italy by travellers returning from affected countries. The current outbreak is described, and the risk of establishment of a chain of transmission in Italy is discussed.

Translated title of the contributionCases of Chikungunya fever in Italy in travellers returning from the Indian Ocean and risk of introduction of the disease to Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)238-245
Number of pages8
JournalInfezioni in Medicina
Volume14
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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