Chikungunya Virus

Advances in Biology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment

  • Chioma M. Okeoma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sylvie Abel, André Cabié
    Pages 1-17
  3. Lisa F. P. Ng, Pierre Roques
    Pages 19-32
  4. Karl Ljungberg, Beate M. Kümmerer, Pierre Roques, Mariano Esteban, Andres Merits, Peter Liljeström
    Pages 45-62
  5. Stefan W. Metz, Gorben P. Pijlman
    Pages 63-74
  6. Tero Ahola, Andres Merits
    Pages 75-98
  7. Konstantin Tsetsarkin, Lark L. Coffey, Scott C. Weaver
    Pages 99-126
  8. Nathalie Chazal, Laurence Briant
    Pages 127-148
  9. Delphine Judith, Thérèse Couderc, Marc Lecuit
    Pages 149-159
  10. David W. Hawman, Thomas E. Morrison
    Pages 161-183
  11. Wadie D. Mahauad-Fernandez, Chioma M. Okeoma
    Pages 185-197

About this book


The mosquito-transmitted Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is associated with increased morbidity and debilitating chronic musculoskeletal disease in infected humans. Aedes mosquitoes, responsible for CHIKV transmission, were previously restricted to the tropical and subtropical regions of the world but increased globalization has resulted in their worldwide spread. Currently, however, there are no vaccines or effective therapies for CHIKV infection, leaving infected people to rely on their immune system to fight the disease.

Chikungunya Virus: Advances in Biology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment details the exciting discoveries that have been made in various aspects of CHIKV research, including:

· epidemiology

· biology

· mechanisms of infection and pathogenesis

· host response to infection

· clinical syndromes and therapy

Written by leading experts, the book provides a unique resource on CHIKV, intended for researchers, clinicians, educators, public health officials, and the general public.


CHIKV host response pathogenesis vaccines vectors

Editors and affiliations

  • Chioma M. Okeoma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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