Dengue and Chikungunya Outbreaks: Elitza Theel, Ph.D.

Answers from the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, and Elitza Theel, Ph.D., director of the Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, talk about dengue and chikungunya arboviral infections.

Specific topics of discussion include:

  • Why cases of dengue and chikungunya viral infections have rapidly increased in South America.
  • What happens when a human is infected with dengue virus or chikungunya virus.
  • Testing options available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories for these mosquito-borne diseases.

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