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Laboratory confirmation of dengue and chikungunya co-infection

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HAC Hapaurachchi ,

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, P.O. Box 6, Thalagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka, LK
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KBAT Bandara,

Molecular Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, P.O. Box 6, Thalagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka, LK
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MD Hapugoda,

Molecular Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, P.O. Box 6, Thalagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka, LK
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S Williams,

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, P.O. Box 6, Thalagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka, LK
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W Abeyewickreme

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, P.O. Box 6, Thalagolla Road, Ragama, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Dengue fever and chikungunya are arboviral diseases transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Unlike dengue, chikungunya typically consists of a self-limiting and nonfatal acute illness characterised by fever, rash and incapacitating arthralgia.

Key words: dengue, chikungunya, RT-PCR

doi: 10.4038/cmj.v53i3.252

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 53, No. 3, September 2008 pp.104-105

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i3.252
How to Cite: Hapaurachchi, H., Bandara, K., Hapugoda, M., Williams, S. and Abeyewickreme, W., 2008. Laboratory confirmation of dengue and chikungunya co-infection. Ceylon Medical Journal, 53(3), pp.104–105. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i3.252
Published on 17 Dec 2008.
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