chikungunya virus


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chi·kun·gun·ya vi·rus

a mosquito-transmitted arbovirus of the genus Alphavirus (family Togaviridae) found in parts of Africa and in India, Thailand, and Malaysia; causes a febrile illness with joint pains.
[named for the "bent up" position of persons so infected]

chikungunya virus

An alphavirus, typically found in Africa or Southeast Asia, that can be transmitted to humans by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. After an incubation period of about a week, the virus produces high fevers, headache, nausea, vomiting, and severe joint pain, usually in the wrists or ankles.
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The Journal of Infectious Diseases under the title, "Early Appearance of Neutralizing Immunoglobulin G3 Antibodies Is Associated With Chikungunya Virus Clearance and Long-term Clinical Protection" by Yiu-Wing Kam [1], Diane Simarmata [1], Angela Chow [2,3], Zhisheng Her [1,4], Terk-Shin Teng [1], Edward K.
aegypti or other mosquitoes species as vector transmitting chikungunya virus at the studied localities.
Also, the chikungunya virus was detected in Delhi alongside the dengue virus in 2006.
One of these diseases is caused by the Chikungunya virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention upgraded chikungunya virus to a "nationally notifiable condition" in the United States, providing state and local health departments with standard definitions for reporting and tracking cases.
Viral culture may detect virus in the first three days of illness; however, chikungunya virus should be handled under BSL 3 conditions.
A vaccine against the chikungunya virus has proven protective in tests in monkeys, researchers reported.
The chikungunya virus is insect- borne and is transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes.
The outbreak occurred in 2006 appeared to be the more severe and one of the biggest outbreaks caused by chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in India affecting over 13 lakh people (1,2).
Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that breeds in domestic and peri-domestic containers and an aggressive daytime biter is the primary vector of chikungunya virus to humans in Asia (6).
DNA vaccine induces protective antibody and T-cell immune responses in non-human primates against Chikungunya virus
To the Editor: In the past 10 years, chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has caused global epidemics of fever, rash, and arthralgia affecting millions of humans, most recently in the Americas (1).