Authors : Anna Andrew, Tholasi Nadhan Navien, Tzi Shien Yeoh, Marimuthu Citartan, Ernest Mangantig, Magdline S. H. Sum, Ewe Seng Ch’ng, Thean-Hock Tang
Title of Publication : Diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for the diagnosis of Chikungunya virus infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal Name : PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Quartile : Q1
Impact Factor : 4.411
Description : Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) causes febrile illnesses and has always been misdiagnosed as other viral infections, such as dengue and Zika; thus, a laboratory test is needed. Serological tests are commonly used to diagnose CHIKV infection, but their accuracy is questionable due to varying degrees of reported sensitivities and specificities. Herein, authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests currently available for CHIKV.