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Volume 14, Number 3—March 2008

Research

Chikungunya Fever in Travelers Returning to Europe from the Indian Ocean Region, 2006

Marcus Panning*1, Klaus Grywna*, Marjan Van Esbroeck†, Petra Emmerich*, and Christian Drosten*1Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany; †Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium;

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Table 3

Detection of chikungunya virus infections in patients at initial examination, by laboratory test, 2006*

Period IgG and IgM
IgG only
IgM only
RT-PCR†
RT-PCR only
No. (%) Total No. (%) Total No. (%) Total No. (%) Total No. (%) Total
Jan–Jun 85 (23.1) 368 5 (1.4) 368 2 (0.5) 368 42 (11.8) 355 9 (2.5) 355
Jul–Dec 13 (4.2) 312 9 (2.9) 312 0 312 6 (30) 20 0 20
Total 98 (14.4) 680 14 (2.1) 680 2 (0.3) 680 48 (12.8) 375 9 (2.4) 375

*Ig, immunoglobulin; RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR.
†Some patients were tested by using both RT-PCR and immunofluorescence; only RT-PCR results are given.

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1Current affiliation: University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany.

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