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Dual infection by chikungunya virus and other imported infectious agent in a traveller returning from India

Khaled Ezzedine, Charles Cazanave, Thierry Pistone, Marie-Catherine Receveur, Didier Neau, Jean-Marie Ragnaud, Denis Malvy
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease 2008, 6 (3): 152-4
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Chikungunya virus infection is a vector-borne self-limiting disease. Recent outbreaks in the Indian Ocean islands have drawn attention to the condition. Nevertheless, only a few reports of co-infection with other communicable agents have been reported. The case described now is of a traveller returning from India with concomitant documented chikungunya virus infection associated with systemic amoebiasis. This report highlights the multifaceted pathology that can be encountered with tropical infections.

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