A 37-year-old member asked:
how is the chikungunya virus transmitted by mosquitoes and how long until symptoms show?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Larry Lutwick answered
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Bite: After which the usual incubation is 2-3 days.
Answered on Aug 29, 2012
Dr. Marybeth Lambe answered
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Human reservoir : Humans and monkeys are the reservoir --or holding cell for the chikungunya virus. The mosquito bites an infected person and thus infects the next person down the line (if i understand what you are asking) non human primates also carry the virus. Mosquitoes are just the hapless postal carriers so to speak in this illness. Incubation is usually 2-3 days but can vary from 1-12 days.
Answered on Oct 19, 2013
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