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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

Letter

Risk for Emergence of Dengue and Chikungunya Virus in Israel

Eyal Leshem, Hanna Bin, Uri Shalom, Maayan Perkin, and Eli SchwartzComments to Author 
Author affiliations: The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel (E. Leshem, E. Schwartz); Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (E. Leshem, E Schwartz); Ministry of Health, Tel Hashomer (H. Bin); Ministry of Environmental Protection, Jerusalem, Israel (U. Shalom, M. Perkin)

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Patients with imported dengue or chikungunya virus infection living in Aedes albopictus–endemic areas of Israel, 2008–2010. Of the patients with dengue and chikungunya virus disease, 66% (27/41) and 80% (12/15), respectively, lived in disease-endemic areas.

Figure. Patients with imported dengue (black circles) or chikungunya (black triangles) virus infection living in Aedes albopictus–endemic areas of Israel, 2008–2010. Gray shading indicates known and black outline suspected A. albopictus–endemic areas. Of the patients with dengue and chikungunya virus disease, 66% (27/41) and 80% (12/15), respectively, lived in A. albopictus–endemic areas.

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