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Volume 12, Number 10—October 2006

Research

Novel Chikungunya Virus Variant in Travelers Returning from Indian Ocean Islands

Philippe Parola*†1, Xavier de Lamballerie‡§1, Jacques Jourdan¶, Clarisse Rovery*, Véronique Vaillant#, Philippe Minodier*, Philippe Brouqui*†, Antoine Flahault**, Didier Raoult†‡Comments to Author , and Rémi Charrel‡§
Author affiliations: *Hôpital Nord, Marseilles, France; †Unité des Rickettsies, Marseilles, France; ‡Fédération de Microbiologie Clinique Hôpital de la Timone, Marseilles, France; §Unité des Virus Emergents, Faculté de Médecine, Marseilles, France; ¶Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Nîmes, France; #Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France; **Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

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Figure 4

Estimated global distribution of Aedes albopictus (areas enclosed in dotted lines) and distribution of chikungunya virus (stars) from western Africa to southeastern Asia, including the Indian Ocean variant responsible for the 2006 outbreak. The color of the stars reflects the main evolutionary lineages shown in Figure 3. Ae. albopictus photograph courtesy of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Figure 4. Estimated global distribution of Aedes albopictus (areas enclosed in dotted lines) and distribution of chikungunya virus (stars) from western Africa to southeastern Asia, including the Indian Ocean variant responsible for the 2006 outbreak. The color of the stars reflects the main evolutionary lineages shown in Figure 3. Ae. albopictus photograph courtesy of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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1These authors contributed equally to this study.

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