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What sort of disease is chikungunya?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Viral infection

It is one of arthropod borne viruses causing fever, similar to dengue fever.

In brief: Viral infection

It is one of arthropod borne viruses causing fever, similar to dengue fever.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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