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CHIKUNGUNYA THE BASIC FACTS

Chikungunya which is also called chikungunya virus disease or chikungunya fever, is a viral illness that is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. The disease resembles dengue fever in character and is characterized by severe, sometimes persistent, joint pain (arthritis), as well as fever and rash. It is rarely life-threatening.

Chikungunya occurs primarily in Africa, India, and Southeast

Chikungunya occurs primarily in Africa, India, and Southeast

occurs primarily in Africa, India, and Southeast

Chikungunya occurs primarily in Africa, India, and Southeast

Asia. It is primarily found in urban areas.

. It is primarily found in urban areas.

There is no specific treatment for chikungunya.

There is no specific treatment for chikungunya.

There is no specific treatment for chikungunya.

Chikungunya  is a debilitating, but non-fatal, viral illness spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

Chikungunya is caused by the chikungunya virus, which is

is caused by the chikungunya virus, which is

a member of the family Togaviridae, genus Alphavirus.

Chikungunya is spread by the bite of Aedes mosquito,

primarily Aedes aegypti. Humans are a major reservoir, of chikungunya virus for mosquitoes. Mosquito usually transmits the disease by biting an infected person and then biting someone else. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes bite during the day.

Factors that promote uncontrolled mosquito breeding and are conducive to outbreaks of chikungunya, or other mosquito-borne diseases widespread poverty, year-round tropical climate, environ-

outbreaks of chikungunya, or other mosquito-borne diseases widespread poverty, year-round tropical climate, environ-

uncontrolled mosquito breeding and are conducive to outbreaks of chikungunya, or other mosquito-borne diseases widespread poverty, year-round tropical climate, environ-

mental disturbance due to war or natural disaster, and lack of

public health infrastructure.

Chikungunya presents suddenly with fever, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, and rash. This refers to the contorted (or stooped) posture of patients who are afflicted with the severe joint pain (arthritis) which is the most common feature of the disease. Frequently, the infection causes no symptoms, especially in children. Convalescence can be a long period and may have

refers to the contorted (or stooped) posture of patients who are afflicted with the severe joint pain (arthritis) which is the most common feature of the disease. Frequently, the infection causes no symptoms, especially in children. Convalescence can be a long period and may have

presents suddenly with fever, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, and rash. This refers to the contorted (or stooped) posture of patients who are afflicted with the severe joint pain (arthritis) which is the most common feature of the disease. Frequently, the infection causes no symptoms, especially in children. Convalescence can be a long period and may have

persistent joint pain may which may require analgesic anti-inflammatory therapy for a long term. Infection appears to

confer lasting immunity.

Chikungunya is diagnosed by blood tests. Since the clinical

appearance of both both is  similar, laboratory confirmation becomes must especially in dengue prone areas.

Anyone and everyone is prone to it.

There is no specific treatment for chikungunya.

There is no specific treatment for chikungunya.

There is no specific treatment for chikungunya.

The only known chikungunya virus vaccine is no longer in

production and has very limited availability. Prevention therefore remains the primary cure.

These include use of mosquito repellants and keeping your surroundings clean without water logging.

production and has very limited availability. Prevention therefore remains the primary cure.

These include use of mosquito repellants and keeping your surroundings clean without water logging.

production and has very limited availability. Prevention therefore remains the primary cure.

These include use of mosquito repellants and keeping your surroundings clean without water logging.

 
 
 
 
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