HAIRS risk assessment: Chikungunya virus

Qualitative assessment of the risk that chikungunya virus presents to the UK population.


HAIRS risk assessment: chikungunya virus

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The geographic distribution of chikungunya virus and its mosquito vectors has changed dramatically in recent years. This risk assessment was completed to assess both the current risk that chikungunya virus presents to the UK, as well as the risk that it would present if/when the mosquito vectors are established in the UK.

Published 6 October 2015
Last updated 25 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated epidemiology and Aedes albopictus detections.
  2. Updated with latest epidemiology and vector information.
  3. A minor edit was made to ensure clarity in the risk assessment.
  4. First published.