Outbreak of dengue and chikungunya fevers, Toamasina, Madagascar, 2006

  • Ratsitorahina M
  • Harisoa J
  • Ratovonjato J
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Abstract

An outbreak of dengue-like syndrome occurred in Toamasina from January through March 2006. Dengue type l or chikungunya viruses were detected in 38 of 55 patients sampled. Aedes albopictus was the only potential vector collected. Of 4,242 randomly selected representative residents interviewed retrospectively, 67.5% reported a dengue-like syndrome during this period.

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