Chikungunya fever


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Chikungunya fever

A mosquito-borne alphavirus infection involving pain and severe tenderness in the joints, especially ankles and wrists, fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis and occasionally meningoencephalitis. There is a high viral load and lymphopenia and thrombocytopenia. The vecor in Africa is Aedes aegypti and in the Indian Oceam islands is Aedes albopictus . Mortality is about 1 per 1000 cases.
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Twenty-five chikungunya fever cases have been confirmed this year, including the first indigenous case ever reported in Taiwan.
The CDC pointed out that both chikungunya fever and dengue fever are transmitted by the bites of infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.
Patients who presented with symptoms suggestive of Chikungunya Fever were tested for CHIKV IgM antibodies, and those who tested positive (88) were then included in the study.
Chikungunya fever: epidemiology, clinical syndrome, pathogenesis and therapy.
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The records given included an overview of the CHIKV (symptoms and clinical features), confirmed chikungunya fever cases by month for 2012 and 2013 (as of July), confirmed chikungunya cases and deaths by region for 2012 and 2013 (as of July), and confirmed chikungunya cases by age group and gender for 2013 (as of July) presented in graphs.
The recently completed Phase 2 clinical trial was designed to assess the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of MV-CHIK to protect against Chikungunya fever, a mosquito-transmitted disease that has no current treatment or prevention options.
Cutaneous manifestations of chikungunya fever: observations made during a recent outbreak in south India.
According to data from the medical assessment group of the Ministry of Health of Ceara, 16 servants were absent from work activities due to Chikungunya fever, totaling 426 lost days of work, on average 26.6 days lost per servant.
Chikungunya fever, a reemerging virus infection: Diagnosed by real-time polymerase chain reaction.
Se indago en las bases de datos de PubMed, Embase, ScienceDirect, Scopus y Google Academico, para registros relevantes de antes del 27 de agosto del 2015, utilizando el esquema de busqueda: (chikungunya fever OR chikungunya) AND arthralgia.
Chikungunya fever among children presenting with non-specific febrile illness during an epidemic of dengue fever in Lahore, Pakistan.