In September 2010, autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus was recorded in southeastern France, where the Aedes albopictus mosquito vector is present. Sequence analysis of the viral genomes of imported and autochthonous isolates indicated new features for the potential emergence and spread of the virus in Europe.
Auteur : Grandadam M, Caro V, Plumet S, Thiberge JM, Souares Y, Failloux AB, Tolou H, Budelot M, Cosserat D, Leparc Goffart I, Despres P
Emerging infectious diseases, 2011, vol. 17 N° 5, n°. 5, p. 910-3