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Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013

Outbreak of Chikungunya Virus Infection, Vanimo, Papua New Guinea

Paul F. HorwoodComments to Author , Lisa J. Reimer, Rosheila Dagina, Melinda Susapu, Grace Bande, Michelle Katusele, Gussy Koimbu, Stella Jimmy, Berry Ropa, Peter M. Siba, and Boris I. Pavlin
Author affiliations: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea (P.F. Horwood, G. Bande, P.M. Siba); Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea (L.J. Reimer, M. Katusele, G. Koimbu); National Department of Health, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (R. Dagina, M. Susapu, B. Ropa); Vanimo General Hospital, Vanimo, Papua New Guinea (S. Jimmy); World Health Organization, Port Moresby (B.I. Pavlin)

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Descriptive data for entomologic survey for chikungunya virus, Vanino, Papua New Guinea

Characteristic Value
No. houses surveyed 49
No. containers with water 898
No. mosquito-positive containers 159
No. mosquito-positive outdoor containers (%) 157 (99)
No. mosquito-positive refuse containers (%) 117 (74)
House index, % (range) 76 (43–100)
Container index, % (range) 18 (10–50)
Breteau index (range) 324 (150–729)

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