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Are any special tests to see if I have chikungunya after my recent trip?

Are any special tests to see if I have chikungunya after my recent trip?

3 main lab tests: Virus isolation (the most definitive, but results may take 1-2 wks), recently reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction has been developed (results within 1-2 days), & elisa serological tests requiring both an acute phase serum & convalescent phase serum 10-14 d after ds onset. Instructions for sending diagnostic specimens to cdc’s arbovirus diagnostic lab: —>see comment. ...Read more

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Chikungunya (Definition)

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My grandmother has been diagnosed with chikungunya after returning from a trip from St.Thomas. ?

My grandmother has been diagnosed with chikungunya after returning from a trip from St.Thomas. 
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Plenty of liquids: Take plenty of liquids Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and NSAIDs for the joint pain if not allergic. The joint paint could last couple of months. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is chikungunya?

What is chikungunya?

C hikungunya: A mosquito borne infection similar to dengue with fever and aches and low mortality. ...Read more

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What is chikungunya disease?

Chikungunya: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of chikungunya bad?

Are the symptoms of chikungunya bad?

YES: Chikungunya is caused by a togavirus virus that is transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito. It can cause a debilitating illness, most often characterized by fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, rash, and joint pain. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chikungunya?

Agree and...: Like dengue it is carried by a day biting mosquito & has many same symptoms if a patient becomes ill: fever, shaking chills, rash, headache, nausea, muscle pain & extreme fatigue. Unlike dengue, severe joint pain can set in for much longer--up to a year and be debilitating. Unlike dengue, young recover quickly & middle age take up to 3 months to get well in some cases. Arthritis can be disabling. ...Read more

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What things make chikungunya more likely?

What things make chikungunya more likely?

Mosquitos: This illness is caused by mosquito bites from infected insects. The mosq. Is usually fornd in tanzania and other parts of africa. It is rarely fateal and symptoms such as fever or joint pain are treated as they come. Prevention of mosq bites in infected areas such as bug spray is the best prevention. ...Read more

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What is the solution for chikungunya disease?

Prevention too!: Since there is no cure once getting this viral infection, it's best to prevent transmission by the mosquito. In zones where it already exists (endemic) , eliminating stagnant water in your property helps. If you are going to an endemic area of the world, it is recommended that you use DEET with a minimum 35% as repellant, wear/use protective bed netting, and avoid the outdoors at dawn or dusk. ...Read more

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What is the solution for chikungunya disease?

What is the solution for chikungunya disease?

Chikungunya: treatment is largely symptomatic in nature. There is no vaccine to prevent it & no specific treatment for it. Rest, hydration and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are recommended. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated w topical corticosteroids (use sunscreen). For itching (urticaria) an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids ...Read more

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Can i breadtfeed my baby as i have chikungunya?

Can i breadtfeed my baby as i have chikungunya?

Breastfeeding: There are no studies in the literature that conclusively demonstrate significant danger to the baby with breastfeeding while ill with chikungunya. The significant benefits of breastfeeding most likely outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating chikungunya?

What choices do I have for treating chikungunya?

Treat symptoms: This is a self limited illness. There are no antiviral medicines available at this time. The symptoms include high fever, headaches and muscle aches. These should respond to tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. R and r is always a mainstay of any treatment plan. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get chikungunya, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get chikungunya, or is it unusual?

Lots of people...: ...In southern asia and sub-saharan africa. In the rest of the world, it is unusual. ...Read more

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If chikungunya is contracted will it lead to immunity afterwards?

If chikungunya is contracted will it lead to immunity afterwards?

Yes, they say.: According to the WHO it does. I hope that the chikungunya virus agrees with them. Despite the so-called immunity, however, symptoms can last a very long time (they say it's from a chronic infection, so that would mean that the immunity is not complete). If you have it, I hope you get better real soon. ...Read more

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Just got diagnosed with chikungunya .what should I do?What diet should I follow?didn't get admitted.How long does it take to go?what should I avoid??

Just got diagnosed with chikungunya .what should I do?What diet should I follow?didn't get admitted.How long does it take to go?what should I avoid??

Variable: Chikungunya is a mosquito-transmitted virus causing fever, rash, & joint pain/swelling (& other symptoms). Symptoms typically last 7-10 days, but there can be lingering joint pain in some. Studies have been variable, 1 showed 96% recovered after 15 months, another showed some still had at 3 yrs.No special diet.Avoid mosquitos - for next 10 d wear DEET, stay in a net at night to avoid transmitting. ...Read more

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Is chikungunya contagious??? Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??

Is chikungunya contagious???  Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??

Mosquito transmitted: Chikumgunya is a virus which causes a febrile illness lasting two to five days followed by a longer period of joint pain. It is transmitted by two species of mosquitos. The virus survives in the reservoir of monkeys, birds, cattle & rodents. It does not seem to spread from person to person. The most effective prevention is protection from mosquitoes & mosquito control. ...Read more

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How chikungunya to be treatment and what food to be taken and not?And i have varicocele is it tue that your sperm will reduce?

How chikungunya to be treatment and what food to be taken and not?And i have varicocele  is it tue that your sperm will reduce?

Varicocele sperm : Varicocele can interfere with your sperms viability....and can develop antibodies to sperm as well. ...Read more