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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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Due to this reason, it may be possible that many diseases which are classified as the dengue fever may, in fact, be Chickungunya in disguise.
A clinical picture of Chickungunya is a patient who presents with an acute onset of fever with chills for 3 to 5 days with multiple joint pain, particularly in the extremities, for weeks or months.
Figure 7: Knowledge of multipurpose health workers regarding signs and symptoms of chickungunya before and after training.
Susceptibility and transmissibility of Aedes aegypti to four strains of Chickungunya virus.
Susceptibility and trnsmissibility of different geographical strains of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to Chickungunya virus.
Two months back, when the state was adversely attacked by Malaria and Chickungunya, all the promises of an efficient health policy to stop malarial upshot were shown a mirror.
Of these about 28 species belonging to five genera are considered to be having medical importance like vectors / secondary vectors of malaria, lymphatic filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, dengue and chickungunya.