Chikungunya virus in US travelers returning from India, 2006

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 May;13(5):764-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1305.070015.


Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a mosquito-borne alphavirus, is endemic in Africa and Asia. In 2005-2006, CHIKV epidemics were reported in islands in the Indian Ocean and in southern India. We present data on laboratory-confirmed CHIKV infections among travelers returning from India to the United States during 2006.

MeSH terms

  • Alphavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Chikungunya virus* / isolation & purification
  • Chikungunya virus* / pathogenicity
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging
  • Humans
  • India
  • Sentinel Surveillance
  • Travel
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Viremia