Chikungunya

Common Name(s)

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease spread to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. The onset of this disease usually presents itself between four and eight days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The first sign of infection is a fever, typically with debilitating joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue, and rash. Generally most people make a complete recovery, but in some cases, there may be persistent joint pain that can last for several months or even years. Additional complications may occur, including eye, neurological, and heart complications. Those with only mild symptoms may go undiagnosed, or may be misdiagnosed, especially in areas where dengue fever or other mosquito borne illnesses occur, as the same mosquito species transmit these diseases. Currently, there is no cure for the disease, and the main focus in on treatment and alleviation of symptoms. Chikungunya has been identified in about 40 countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 512 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chikungunya Fever Presenting as a Systemic Disease with Fever. Arthritis and Rash: Our Experience in Israel.
 

Author(s): Amir Tanay

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. ;18(3-4):162-3.

 

Chikungunya fever (CHIK-F) has been increasingly documented among Western travelers returning from areas with chikungunya virus transmission, which are also popular tourist sites. We present three Israeli travelers who developed fever, maculopapular rash and long-standing arthralgias ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis from the Chikungunya Virus Caribbean Outbreak Reveals Novel Evolutionary Genomic Elements.
 

Author(s): Kenneth A Stapleford, Gonzalo Moratorio, Rasmus Henningsson, Rubing Chen, Séverine Matheus, Antoine Enfissi, Daphna Weissglas-Volkov, Ofer Isakov, Hervé Blanc, Bryan C Mounce, Myrielle Dupont-Rouzeyrol, Noam Shomron, Scott Weaver, Magnus Fontes, Dominique Rousset, Marco Vignuzzi

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Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an alphavirus and member of the Togaviridae family, is capable of causing severe febrile disease in humans. In December of 2013 the Asian Lineage of CHIKV spread from the Old World to the Americas, spreading rapidly throughout the New World. Given this new ...

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2016

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Long-Lasting Immune Protection and Other Epidemiological Findings after Chikungunya Emergence in a Cambodian Rural Community, April 2012.
 

Author(s): Beatriz Galatas, Sowath Ly, Veasna Duong, Kathy Baisley, Kunthy Nguon, Siam Chan, Rekol Huy, Sovann Ly, Sopheak Sorn, Leakhann Som, Philippe Buchy, Arnaud Tarantola

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The East/Central/South African genotype of Chikungunya virus with the E1-A226V mutation emerged in 2011 in Cambodia and spread in 2012. An outbreak of 190 cases was documented in Trapeang Roka, a rural village. We surveyed 425 village residents within 3-4 weeks after the outbreak, ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2016

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 33 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Re-Examination of the History of Etiologic Confusion between Dengue and Chikungunya.
 

Author(s): Goro Kuno

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Contrary to the perception of many researchers that the recent invasion of chikungunya (CHIK) in the Western Hemisphere marked the first episode in history, a recent publication reminded them that CHIK had prevailed in the West Indies and southern regions of the United States from ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2015

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Chikungunya disease: gaps and opportunities in public health and research in the Americas.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Oct;90(42):571-6.

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2015

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The Pilot Study of Chikungunya Virus Infections in Southern Taiwan
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Fever

 

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2016

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RT-PCR on Urine Samples: Added Value for the Diagnosis of Chikungunya Virus Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Fever

 

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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Trial for Safety and Immunogenicity of a Chikungunya Vaccine, VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP, in Healthy Adults
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Virus Infection

 

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2015

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