TITLE

Approaches to the treatment of disease induced by chikungunya virus

AUTHOR(S)
Bettadapura, Jayaram; Herrero, Lara J.; Taylor, Adam; Mahalingam, Suresh
PUB. DATE
November 2013
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Research;Nov2013, Vol. 138 Issue 5, p762
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Chikungunya virus, a re-emerging mosquito-borne alphavirus, causes fever, rash and persistent arthralgia/arthritis in humans. Severe outbreaks have occurred resulting in infections of millions of people in Southeast Asia and Africa. Currently there are no antiviral drugs or vaccines for prevention and treatment of chikungunya infections. Herein we report the current status of research on antiviral drugs and vaccines for chikungunya virus infections.
ACCESSION #
93460384

 

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