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chikungunya

(chē′ko͞on-go͞on′yə)
n.
An acute infectious disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus, characterized by fever, rash, and joint pain, and seen primarily in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. Also called chicken guinea disease.

chikungunya

[chik′ungun′yə]
Etymology: Swahili, that which bends up
a self-limited disease resembling dengue, not transmissible among people, seen mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia, caused by an alphavirus transmitted chiefly by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. Its most prominent symptoms are musculoskeletal, and it has occasionally been associated with hemorrhagic fever. It is a possible agent for bioterrorism dispersed as an aerosol or via infected mosquitoes.

chikungunya

An acute alpha-virus infection of the Sahara, tropics and subtropics, affecting children in rainy months.
 
Clinical findings
Fever, arthralgia and rash, which may in part be a “spillover” from the viral cycle maintained in wild primates.
 
Vectors
Aedes aegypti, A africanus, A furcifer.

chi·kun·gun·ya

(chik'ŭn-gŭn'yă)
A febrile viral disease resembling dengue, transmitted by mosquitoes.
[Swahili, that which bends]
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