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Chikungunya : Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Symptoms Most people infected with chikungunya virus will develop some symptoms. Symptoms usually begin 3–7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Chikungunya disease does not often result in death, but the symptoms can […]

Prevention from Chikungunya

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No vaccine exists to prevent chikungunya virus infection or disease. Prevent chikungunya virus infection by avoiding mosquito bites (see below). The mosquitoes that spread the chikungunya virus bite during the day and at night. Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites Use air conditioning or window/door screens to keep mosquitoes outside. If you are not able to […]

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Chikungunya Virus

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Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. Chikungunya (pronunciation: chik-en-gun-ye) virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of chikungunya virus […]

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