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I suspect there may be a relation between tsunami and chikungunya?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: You may be right.
"surge of outbreaks in the islands have occurred at the end of 2004 and beginning 2005, after the Tsunami of December 2004.
This could be simply a coincidence or perhaps linked to environmental changes after the Tsunami. " See: http://www.natureseychelles.org/~naturese/component/content/38-news/commentary/136-climate-change-and-chikungunya?Itemid=63

In brief: You may be right.
"surge of outbreaks in the islands have occurred at the end of 2004 and beginning 2005, after the Tsunami of December 2004.
This could be simply a coincidence or perhaps linked to environmental changes after the Tsunami. " See: http://www.natureseychelles.org/~naturese/component/content/38-news/commentary/136-climate-change-and-chikungunya?Itemid=63
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Arbovirus
Tsunamis cause flooding and standing water which leas to more mosquito breeding and more mosquito borne diseases.

In brief: Arbovirus
Tsunamis cause flooding and standing water which leas to more mosquito breeding and more mosquito borne diseases.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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