Chikungunya: a decade of burden in the Americas

William M. de Souza, Guilherme S. Ribeiro, Shirlene T.S. de Lima, Ronaldo de Jesus, Filipe R.R. Moreira, Charles Whittaker, Maria Anice M. Sallum, Christine V.F. Carrington, Ester C. Sabino, Uriel Kitron, Nuno R. Faria, Scott C. Weaver

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In the Americas, one decade following its emergence in 2013, chikungunya virus (CHIKV) continues to spread and cause epidemics across the region. To date, 3.7 million suspected and laboratory-confirmed chikungunya cases have been reported in 50 countries or territories in the Americas. Here, we outline the current status and epidemiological aspects of chikungunya in the Americas and discuss prospects for future research and public health strategies to combat CHIKV in the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100673
JournalThe Lancet Regional Health - Americas
StatePublished - Feb 2024


  • Alphavirus
  • Americas
  • Arbovirus
  • Chikungunya virus
  • Mosquito-borne virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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