Chikungunya Epidemic in the French Overseas Territories using Syndromic Surveillance

Anne Fouillet, Jacques Rosine, Vanina Bousquet, Sylvie Cassadou, Luisiane Carvalho, Martine Ledrans, Audrey Andrieu, Thierry Cardoso, Céline Caserio- Schönemann


In December 2013, an emergence of chikungunya was observed in the French Caribbean region. The French syndromic surveillance system SurSaUD, based on the daily collection of attendances on emergency departments and calls to associations SOS Medecins, ensure a complementary surveillance with the specific system based on a sentinel general practitioners network. This study describes the temporal pattern of the chikungunya epidemic and the characteristics of patients in the French overseas territories of Americas using the syndromic surveillance system.

Full Text:



Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *