Chikungunya spreads from person to person by bites from infected mosquitoes. It's found worldwide, particularly in Africa, Asia, and India.
Symptoms usually appear within a week of infection. Fever and joint pain come on suddenly. Muscle pain, headache, fatigue, and rash also may occur.
Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms. Most people feel better within a week or so, after the virus runs its course.
Last Updated Jun 13, 2017