Novel Chikungunya Virus Variant in Travelers Returning from Indian Ocean Islands
, Xavier de Lamballerie‡§1
, Jacques Jourdan¶, Clarisse Rovery*, Véronique Vaillant#, Philippe Minodier*, Philippe Brouqui*†, Antoine Flahault**, Didier Raoult†‡
, 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
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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