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Volume 22, Number 11—November 2016

Imported Chikungunya Virus Strains, Taiwan, 2006–2014

Cheng-Fen Yang, Chien-Ling Su, Tung-Chien Hsu, Shu-Fen Chang, Chien-Chou Lin, and Pei-Yun ShuComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan (C.-F. Yang, C.-L. Su, T.-C. Hsu, S.-F. Chang, C.-C. Lin, P.-Y. Shu); National Yang Ming University, Taipei (C.-F. Yang, J.C. Huang)

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Table 2

Characteristics of 78 patients with chikungunya, Taiwan, 2006–2014

Characteristic No. (%)
Case reporting system
Fever screening at airports 57 (73.0)
Expanded screening for contacts of confirmed case-patients 2 (3.0)
Clinician- or hospital-based 19 (24.3)
Age group, y
<20 9 (11.5)
20–39 43 (55.1)
40–59 17 (22.0)
>60 9 (11.5)
Onset day
<7 67 (86.0)
>7 11 (14.1)
Laboratory confirmation test
Viral RNA or virus isolation 59 (76.0)
Serologic analysis 19 (24.3)
Travel purpose
Foreign labor 26 (33.3)
Tourism 25 (32.0)
Family visit 14 (18.0)
Business trip 8 (10.3)
Other 5 (6.4)

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