Chikungunya

Overview

Chikungunya spreads from person to person by bites from infected mosquitoes. It's found worldwide, particularly in Africa, Asia, and India.

Symptoms

Symptoms usually appear within a week of infection. Fever and joint pain come on suddenly. Muscle pain, headache, fatigue, and rash also may occur.

Treatments

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


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