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Chikungunya

Information about Chikungunya

We Have to Know about the Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya virus (CHIKV)

Do’s and Don’ts of Chikungunya

  • Prevent mosquito bites. There is no vaccine or preventive drug
  • Wear long sleeves and pants
  • Have secure screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out
  • Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots and buckets. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out
  • Additionally, a person with chikungunya fever or dengue should limit their exposure to mosquito bites in order to avoid further spreading the infection. The person should stay indoors or under a mosquito net

Signs & Symptoms of Chikungunya

  • Fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, rash, and prolonged joint pain

Medical advice for Chikungunya

  • If you experience fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, rash, and prolonged joint pain

Risk factors of Chikungunya

Treatment for Chikungunya

  • Treatment is symptomatic–rest, fluids, and medications for fever and muscle pain

Self-care for Chikungunya

  • Infected persons should be protected from further mosquito exposure (staying indoors and/or under a mosquito net during the first few days of illness) so that they can’t contribute to the transmission cycle

Investigations for Chikungunya

  • Blood test
Medical advice for Chikungunya
           Do’s and Don’ts of Chikungunya