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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In the last 2 years two vaccines have been tested in Phase 1 trials in humans: a live recombinant measles-virus-based chikungunya vaccine and a virus-like particle chikungunya virus vaccine (VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP).
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A 2013 study identified antibodies in mice that can neutralize chikungunya virus and prevent the animals from getting ill.
From the phylogenetic point of view, the Chikungunya virus that entered Colombia, is the same strain of that of the Virgin Islands and Saint Martin (unpublished data) in December of 2013 and confirms the findings of Lancioti and Valadere (2).
First identified in East Africa in the early 1950s, chikungunya virus caused sporadic illness in Africa and large urban outbreaks in Thailand and India in the 1960s and 1970s.
The chikungunya virus is transmitted via the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, both of which are found in the U.
A Florida man is infected with the chikungunya virus and is the first locally acquired case of the mosquito-borne virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported July 17.
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