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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.
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chikungunyaAn acute alpha-virus infection of the Sahara, tropics and subtropics, affecting children in rainy months.
Fever, arthralgia and rash, which may in part be a “spillover” from the viral cycle maintained in wild primates.
Aedes aegypti, A africanus, A furcifer.
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A febrile viral disease resembling dengue, transmitted by mosquitoes.
[Swahili, that which bends]
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