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Title: Excess mortality and causes associated with chikungunya, Puerto Rico, 2014–2015
Autores: Ribas Freitas, A. R.
Donalisio, M. R.
Alarcón-Elbal, Pedro María
Researchers (UNIBE): Alarcón-Elbal, Pedro María 
Affiliations: Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Research area: Ciencias de la Salud; Ciencias de la Vida
Keywords: Puerto Rico; United States; Arboviruses; Chikungunya virus; Epidemiology; Mortality; Vector-borne infections; Viruses
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Source: Emerging infectious diseases, 24(12), 2352-2355
Journal: Emerging infectious diseases 
Volume: 24
Issue: 12
Start page: 2352
End page: 2355
During 2014-2015, a total of 31 deaths were associated with the first chikungunya epidemic in Puerto Rico. We analyzed excess mortality from various causes for the same months during the previous 4 years and detected 1,310 deaths possibly attributable to chikungunya. Our findings raise important questions about increased mortality rates associated with chikungunya.
DOI: 10.3201/eid2412.170639
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