Alphaviruses, such as chikungunya virus, and flaviviruses, such as dengue virus, are (re)-emerging arboviruses that are endemic in tropical environments. In Africa, arbovirus infections are often undiagnosed and unreported, with febrile illnesses often assumed to be malaria. This cross-sectional study aimed to characterize the seroprevalence of alphaviruses and flaviviruses among children (ages 5–14, n = 250) and adults (ages 15 ≥ 75, n = 250) in western Kenya.
This work arises from the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme.
Grossi-Soyster E, Cook E, de Glanville W, Thomas L, Krystosik A, Lee J, Wamae C, Kariuki S, Fèvre E, LaBeaud A (2017). Serological and spatial analysis of alphavirus and flavivirus prevalence and risk factors in a rural community in western Kenya. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 11(10): e0005998
Serological and spatial analysis of alphavirus and flavivirus prevalence and risk factors in a rural community in western Kenya
Published 17 October 2017