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PEREZ SANCHEZ, Glenda; RAMIREZ ALVAREZ, Graciela; PEREZ GIJON, Yalina  and  CANELA LLUCH, Carmen. Chikungunya fever: uncommon disease as a medical emergency in Cuba. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.6, pp.848-856. ISSN 1029-3019.

Due to the emergency in the Caribbean caused by Chikungunya fever, and keeping in mind that it has no history in Cuba, besides the entomological situation that presents Santiago de Cuba province, where vectors transmitting diseases exist, such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, an exhaustive literature review was carried out, to contribute to the updating on the topic of the whole medical community from the province

Keywords : Chikungunya fever; arbovirosis; artralgia; Aedes aegypti; Aedes albopictus.

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