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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