Rapid epidemic expansion of Chikungunya Virus East/Central/South African Lineage, Paraguay

Marta Giovanetti, Cynthia Vazquez, Mauricio Lima, Emerson Castro, Analia Rojas, Andrea Gomez de la Fuente, Carolina Aquino, Cesar Cantero, Fatima Fleitas, Juan Torales, Julio Barrios, Maria J. Ortega, Maria L. Gamarra, Shirley Villalba, Tania Alfonzo, Joilson Xavier, Talita Adelino, Hegger Fritsch, Felipe C.M. Iani, Glauco C. PereiraCarla de Oliveira, Gabriel Schuab, Evandra S. Rodrigues, Simone Kashima, Juliana Leite, Lionel Gresh, Leticia Franco, Houriiyah Tegally, Wesley C. Van Voorhis, Richard Lessels, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Andrea Ojeda, Guillermo Sequera, Romeo Montoya, Edward C. Holmes, Tulio de Oliveira, Jairo M. Rico, José Lourenço, Vagner Fonseca, Luiz C.J. Alcantara

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The spread of Chikungunya virus is a major public health concern in the Americas. There were >120,000 cases and 51 deaths in 2023, of which 46 occurred in Paraguay. Using a suite of genomic, phylodynamic, and epidemiologic techniques, we characterized the ongoing large chikungunya epidemic in Paraguay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1859-1863
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Chikungunya virus
  • East/Central/South African lineage
  • ECSA lineage
  • Genomic monitoring
  • Meningitis/encephalitis
  • Paraguay
  • Rapid epidemic expansion
  • Vector-borne infections
  • Viruses


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