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2019 Nov 27

BMC Infect Dis



Imported cases of Chikungunya virus in Iran.


Pouriayevali M H, Rezaei F, Jalali T, Baniasadi V, Fazlalipour M, Mostafavi E, Khakifirouz S, Mohammadi T, Fereydooni Z, Tavakoli M, Azad-Manjiri S, Hosseini M, Ghalejoogh M, Gouya M M, Failloux A-B, Salehi-Vaziri M
BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 27; 19(1):1004.
PMID: 31775718.


Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a widespread mosquito-borne virus representing a serious challenge to public health. The largest outbreak in the Middle-East was recorded in 2016-2017 in Pakistan. Sistan and Baluchistan Province of Iran shares a wide border with Pakistan; accordingly, introduction of CHIKV from Pakistan to Iran seems to be probable. The current study is aimed at investigating CHIKV infection in Sistan and Baluchistan Province.