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 Chikungunya virus

Chikungunya (Makonde for "that which bends up") is an infection caused by the Chikungunya virus. It causes an illness with an acute febrile phase lasting two to five days, followed by a longer period of joint pains in the extremities; this pain may persist for years in some cases.


The disease is transmitted similarly to dengue fever to humans by virus-carrying Aedes mosquitoes. Specifically, two species of mosquitoes, A. albopictus and A. aegypti are extrinsic hosts (vectors) of Chikungunya virus. The strain of chikungunya spreading to the US from the Caribbean is most easily spread by A. aegypti. Concern exists that this strain of chikungunya could mutate to make the A. albopictus vector more efficient. If this mutation were to occur, chikungunya would be more of a public health concern to the US. The A. albopictus or Asian tiger mosquito is more widespread in the US and is more aggressive than the A. aegypti. It is known that monkeys, apes, and rodents act as a reservoir for the virus. Having rodents as a viral reservoir for chikungunya differs from that of dengue which has only humans and nonhuman primates as hosts.


The best means of prevention is overall mosquito control and the avoidance of bites by any infected mosquitoes. No specific treatment is known, but medications can be used to reduce symptoms. Rest and fluids may also be useful.

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NAGDEKLARA ang isang rural health unit sa M'lang, North Cotobato ng Chikungunya outbreak sa Barangay Poblacion A matapos magpositibo ang 50 pasyente sa naturang sakit.
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Another case, 32 year old from Central Visayas had spontaneous abortion at 9 weeks of pregnancy. The rest are being closely monitored.
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7, 2017) - A drug originally approved for treating multiple sclerosis has now been found to reduce joint inflammation caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection in mice. The report, published in science Translational Medicine, lays the groundwork ...
Chikungunya and dengue cases in Delhi had tapered off by December first week. (File Photo). New Delhi: As many as 20 Chikungunya cases have been reported in the national capital in January, even as the season of the vector-borne diseases ended in ...
Karachi - Chikungunya is rarely fatal, as death rate in people affected by this disease is less than one per cent, says a health expert.
Islamabad: After four cases were confirmed in Karachi late last year, a resident of Islamabad has been tested positive for Chikungunya. The patient, identified as Rizwan, was admitted to the medical ward of Pakistan Institute of Medical sciences (Pims ...


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