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What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

Viral infection: 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 complic ...Read more

Chikungunya (Definition)

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What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

Chikungunya: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious complications can sometimes occur. Death from Chikungunya is rare. ...Read more

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What to do if there is bodyache after got rid of chikungunya fever? Which medicines or oil we should intake or any home remedies

What to do if there is bodyache after got rid of chikungunya fever? Which medicines or oil we should intake or any home remedies

Pain: Sometimes body pain may persist for many months. Try anti-inflammatories. Steroids can be considered and a specialist may prescribe other medications for persistent pain.
Botanical oils are not as good as DEET or picaridin. Minimize mosquito exposure. ...Read more

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Chikungunya fever, rash, muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days, but I have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts, my mom deliever theSame, Help?

Chikungunya fever, rash, muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days, but I have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts, my mom deliever theSame, Help?

Chikungunya fever: Most post disease symptoms seem to be related to joint pain or arthritis. The lymph node you have sounds small and may be normal. See your doctor for an exam and any follow up tests you should have. ...Read more

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Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender, hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender, hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

So sad: The symptoms that you describe are typical and usually last for about 2-12 days. Unfortunately for some the articular pain may last much longer. The only treatment is symptomatic such as Ibuprofen with food in your stomach per directions. Do not use aspirin. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

Chikungunya virus: Sudden onset of high fever then joint pain and then rash occurring 2-5 days after onset of symptoms. Eye symptoms and GI problems can occur. There is no specific treatment but supportive care. All the best and I hope this hasn't affected you. ...Read more

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I think I have chikungunya"because I was ok, but in amoment a rash appeal, fever, muscles aches, bones artritis andhunger is gone, the same simtom of fam?

I think I have chikungunya"because I was ok, but in amoment a rash appeal, fever, muscles aches, bones artritis andhunger is gone, the same simtom of fam?

Travel history?: 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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Any possible treatments for chikungunya? What are the long term effects of this virus?

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Any possible treatments for chikungunya? What are the long term effects of this virus?

Chikungunya: No specific treatment, but nsaids for fever, & also Chloroquine have been tried. ...Read more

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I just had IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) twice. Once in two days for chikungunya. What are the odds of me getting serious side effects??? They gave it with glucose..

I just had IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) twice. Once in two days for chikungunya. What are the odds of me getting serious side effects??? They gave it with glucose..

Not likely: If you did not have any immediate side effects from the solumedrol (methylprednisolone) (like steroid psychosis), then your chances of having serious side effects are small after just two doses. Most of the serious side effects from steroids occur after long term use. ...Read more

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Hi...How can I prevent prolonged joint pains and arthritis caused by chikungunya...?? how can its effects on joints be prevented?? Thanks a ton!

Hi...How can I prevent prolonged joint pains and arthritis caused by chikungunya...?? how can its effects on joints be prevented?? Thanks a ton!

See details: It cannot be prevented other than with effective mosquito control. It can be treated and either ribavirin or chloroquine may be helpful. ...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 is the solution for chikungunya disease?

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 is the definition or description of: chikungunya?

Viral infection: Check the cdc website below for more information.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/chikungunya/ ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of Ebola vs. Chikungunya?

What are the early symptoms of Ebola vs. Chikungunya?

Ebola -Chickungunya: According to CDC, incubation period for Ebola is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Early sx's: high fever, chills, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, lack of appetite, low back pain & muscular /joint aching. According to the World Health Organization, possible sx's of Chikungunya include: fever, muscle & joint pain, headache, nausea, fatigue & rash. Although there can > ...Read more

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What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

Chikungunya Virus: See: article “Structural proteins of Chikungunya virus” at: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC254427/ ...Read more

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Cannot sleep. My child has chikungunya. What is that?

Cannot sleep. My child has chikungunya. What is that?

A viral illness...: ...Spread by mosquitos. Most common symptoms are fever, joint pain, and general malaise. Since it is a virus there is no definitive treatment other than bedrest. Some doctors advise tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the fever, while others say it has no effect. Children typically recover within one to two weeks. ...Read more

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I have chikungunya and a swelling nude in the left buttock is that common?

I have chikungunya and a swelling nude in the left buttock is that common?

Not chikungunya: This is totally unrelated to chikungunya and is a separate problem. It's a bit hard to tell from the pic but it could be a 'Staph boil' or possibly an STD if you've been having unsafe sex. Sometimes the condom doesn't cover the 'whole area' so what's not covered could, in theory, get infected. Best to get a doc to see it and CULTURE that so you know exactly what it is, and therefore the best Rx. ...Read more

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How is the chikungunya virus transmitted by mosquitoes and how long until symptoms show?

How is the chikungunya virus transmitted by mosquitoes and how long until symptoms show?

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. ...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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What is chikungunya disease?

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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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 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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Fever (Definition)

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