The aim of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence of antichikungunya virus (anti-CHIKV) antibodies in pregnant women living in an urban area of Benin (West Africa). Results were obtained by screening sera collected in 2006 and 2007 with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for anti-CHIKV immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM. Positive results were confirmed by indirect immunofluorescence test and microneutralization assay. We found that a large proportion (36.1%) of pregnant women living in Cotonou had specific IgG against CHIKV, indicating a high seroprevalence of the infection in urban southern Benin, whereas no active cases of CHIKV infection were detected.

Bacci A, Marchi S, Fievet N, Massougbodji A, Perrin RX, Chippaux JP, et al. (2015). High Seroprevalence of Chikungunya Virus Antibodies Among Pregnant Women Living in an Urban Area in Benin, West Africa. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 92(6), 1133-1136 [10.4269/ajtmh.14-0092].

High Seroprevalence of Chikungunya Virus Antibodies Among Pregnant Women Living in an Urban Area in Benin, West Africa.

SAMBRI, VITTORIO;LANDINI, MARIA PAOLA;VARANI, STEFANIA;
2015

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence of antichikungunya virus (anti-CHIKV) antibodies in pregnant women living in an urban area of Benin (West Africa). Results were obtained by screening sera collected in 2006 and 2007 with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for anti-CHIKV immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM. Positive results were confirmed by indirect immunofluorescence test and microneutralization assay. We found that a large proportion (36.1%) of pregnant women living in Cotonou had specific IgG against CHIKV, indicating a high seroprevalence of the infection in urban southern Benin, whereas no active cases of CHIKV infection were detected.
2015
Bacci A, Marchi S, Fievet N, Massougbodji A, Perrin RX, Chippaux JP, et al. (2015). High Seroprevalence of Chikungunya Virus Antibodies Among Pregnant Women Living in an Urban Area in Benin, West Africa. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 92(6), 1133-1136 [10.4269/ajtmh.14-0092].
Bacci A;Marchi S;Fievet N;Massougbodji A;Perrin RX;Chippaux JP;Sambri V;Landini MP;Varani S;Rossini G
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