Chandipuba Virus Disease

This is a phlebotomine-borne arboviral disease of humans in India and west Africa caused by Chandipura virus (Rhabdoviridae: Vesiculovirus). Symptoms are similar to those of sand fly fever. Encephalitis may occur following infection. Hedgehogs are suspected reservoirs in Nigeria. Chandipura virus has been isolated from sand flies {Phle-botomus spp.) in India and Senegal. P. papatasi is a suspected vector in India. Transovarial transmission of the virus has been demonstrated in P. papatasi.

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