Chikungunya is the go-to resource for both historical and current information on this important virus that is rapidly increasing its global range. Epidemics since 2005 have spread from Africa and Asia, and through Europe, and an ongoing epidemic has caused nearly 2 million cases in the Americas. The virus is probably established in South and Central America, permanently leaving millions at risk. It causes severe crippling arthritis, with symptoms lasting for months or years. As no vaccine or treatment is available, there is international interest in the virus, and funding opportunities for research have dramatically increased.
This book contributes significantly to our understanding of this virus, bringing combined knowledge that provides a single, up-to-date source of information.
- Provides a comprehensive collection of the state-of-the-art on CHIKV biology in a go-to reference book
- Edited by leaders in the field who bring their combined knowledge to provide a single, up-to-date source of information
- Gives better understanding of the transmission and spread of chikungunya virus, a clear, coherent description of the outcomes of infection (both acute and chronic), its biology, and risk factors
- Pulls relevant background information to justify projects of many professionals developing vaccines and mosquito vector control approaches