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What is chikungunya?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: C hikungunya

A mosquito borne infection similar to dengue with fever and aches and low mortality.

In brief: C hikungunya

A mosquito borne infection similar to dengue with fever and aches and low mortality.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Spread by mosquitos

Chikunguna is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes.
First discovered in Africa it has now spread world wide in warm areas including the Caribbean and North America. It is a severe disease with high fever, severe joint pain, rash and can be fatal, especially in older people. A large number of patients can be left with debilitating joint pain and stiffness lasting for years.

In brief: Spread by mosquitos

Chikunguna is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes.
First discovered in Africa it has now spread world wide in warm areas including the Caribbean and North America. It is a severe disease with high fever, severe joint pain, rash and can be fatal, especially in older people. A large number of patients can be left with debilitating joint pain and stiffness lasting for years.
Dr. David Lipkin
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Viral Illness...

This viral illness, spread by day biting mosquitoes occurs in africa and asia.
Fever, rash, chills, headache, nausea and prolonged fatigue occur yet it is the protracted joint pain some get which makes this illness miserable. The arthritis can last for months. The word comes from local makonde dialect, meaning "that which bends up"--describing painful arthritis posture caused by the illness.

In brief: Viral Illness...

This viral illness, spread by day biting mosquitoes occurs in africa and asia.
Fever, rash, chills, headache, nausea and prolonged fatigue occur yet it is the protracted joint pain some get which makes this illness miserable. The arthritis can last for months. The word comes from local makonde dialect, meaning "that which bends up"--describing painful arthritis posture caused by the illness.
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