Fever epidemic moves into Sri Lanka

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39051.725729.3A (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1220
  1. Suranjith L Seneviratne, consultant clinical immunologist1,
  2. Jennifer Perera, professor of microbiology2
  1. 1Department of Clinical Immunology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, M13 9WL suran200@yahoo.co.uk
  2. 2University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Patients with chikungunya viral infections also spread by the aedes mosquito are being reported from Sri Lanka. Refugees from Indian cities where this disease is epidemic have returned to some cities1 and may have carried the virus across.

    Over the past months, many cases of chikungunya …

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