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Study explores risk factors linked to chikungunya and dengue outbreaks

July 25, 2018

In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers analyzed chikungunya and dengue outbreak data from 76 countries over a period of 50 years, focusing on regions across the Indian Ocean that are hard hit by these and other mosquito-borne infectious diseases.

The analysis of 1959-2009 data revealed that population density and proximity to a country already experiencing an outbreak were the factors most closely associated with a country’s own likelihood of experiencing an outbreak.


July 25, 2018


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