CCDR: Volume 41-01, January 8, 2015: Chikungunya virus

Inside this issue: Chikungunya virus

Chikungunya virus causes a dengue-like illness and, over the past year, has had a remarkable spread across the Caribbean as well as parts of southern Europe and the United States. This issue explores what the implications are for Canada in terms of travel-related illness, and the risk that the mosquito vector could migrate north. See the ID News links to explore how chikungunya and other alpha viruses cause arthritic symptoms. Also included in this issue are our thanks to CCDR’s 2014 peer reviewers and our updated Information for authors.

Table of contents

Rapid Communication
Travel-related chikungunya cases in Canada, 2014
Drebot MA, Holloway K, Zheng H, Ogden NH

Case Study
Diagnostic challenges in chikungunya infection: Report of an atypical presentation
Craig J, Klowak M, Boggild AK

Commentary
Is there a risk of chikungunya transmission in Canada?
Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Coulthart M

Editorial policy
Information for authors

Notice of appreciation
Thank you to CCDR peer reviewers of 2014

Useful link
Public Health Agency of Canada: Chikungunya: Global Update.

ID News
Chen W, Foo SS, Sims NA, Herrero LJ, Walsh NC, Mahalingam S. Arthritogenic alphaviruses: New insights into arthritis and bone pathology. Trends Microbiol. 2014 Oct 30. pii: S0966-842X(14)00196-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2014.09.005.

Chen W, Foo SS, Rulli NE, Taylor A, Sheng KC, et al. Arthritogenic alphaviral infection perturbs osteoblast function and triggers pathologic bone loss. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2014 Apr 22; 111(16):6040−5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1318859111. Epub 2014 Apr 14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4000821/

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