Emergence of Chikungunya Virus, Pakistan, 2016–2017

Nazish Badar, Muhammad Salman, Jamil Ansari, Uzma Aamir, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Yasir Arshad, Nighat Mushtaq, Aamer Ikram, Javaria Qazi
2020 Emerging Infectious Diseases  
During December 2016-May 2017, an outbreak of chikungunya virus infection occurred across Pakistan. The East/Central/South African genotype was predominant. This study provides baseline data on the virus strain and emphasizes the need for active surveillance and implementation of preventive interventions to contain future outbreaks.
doi:10.3201/eid2602.171636 pmid:31967539 fatcat:frop6blk3jajljlyej255q4jgu