HAIRS risk assessment: Chikungunya virus
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Human animal infections and risk surveillance group (HAIRS)
- 6 October 2015
- Last updated:
- 27 February 2017, see all updates
Qualitative assessment of the risk that chikungunya virus presents to the UK population.
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2015315 (v3) PDF, 170KB, 17 pages
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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
Updated: 27 February 2017
- Updated with latest epidemiology and vector information.
- A minor edit was made to ensure clarity in the risk assessment.
- First published.