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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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Chikungunya (Definition)

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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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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

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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 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 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 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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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