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 593 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Suppression of chikungunya virus replication and differential innate responses of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells during co-infection with dengue virus.
 

Author(s): Mariana Ruiz Silva, José A Aguilar Briseño, Vinit Upasani, Heidi van der Ende-Metselaar, Jolanda M Smit, Izabela A Rodenhuis-Zybert

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Dengue and chikungunya are viral diseases transmitted to humans by infected Aedes spp. mosquitoes. With an estimated 390 million infected people per year dengue virus (DENV) currently causes the most prevalent arboviral disease. During the last decade chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has ...

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2017

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Mosquito co-infection with Zika and chikungunya virus allows simultaneous transmission without affecting vector competence of Aedes aegypti.
 

Author(s): Giel P Göertz, Chantal B F Vogels, Corinne Geertsema, Constantianus J M Koenraadt, Gorben P Pijlman

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Zika virus (ZIKV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) are highly pathogenic arthropod-borne viruses that are currently a serious health burden in the Americas, and elsewhere in the world. ZIKV and CHIKV co-circulate in the same geographical regions and are mainly transmitted by Aedes aegypti ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2017

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Chikungunya virus infection with severe neurologic manifestations: report of four fatal cases.
 

Author(s): Priscilla Karen de Oliveira Sá, Michaela de Miranda Nunes, Ingrid Ramalho Leite, Maria das Graças Loureiro das Chagas Campelo, Cláudia Ferreira Ribeiro Leão, Joelma Rodrigues de Souza, Lúcio Roberto Castellano, Ana Isabel Vieira Fernandes

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;50(2):265-268.

 

Here, we present four patients with confirmed Chikungunya virus infection showing atypical neurologic manifestations and death. This case series includes patients ranging in age from five to 92 years, with or without comorbidities. This report is important, as very few cases in the ...

Last Updated: 31 May 2017

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 47 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Urban Chikungunya in the Middle East and North Africa: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): John M Humphrey, Natalie B Cleton, Chantal B E M Reusken, Marshall J Glesby, Marion P G Koopmans, Laith J Abu-Raddad

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The epidemiology of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is not well characterized despite increasing recognition of its expanding infection and disease burden in recent years.

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017

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Dengue infection in the nervous system: lessons learned for Zika and Chikungunya.
 

Author(s): Marzia Puccioni-Sohler, Natalia Roveroni, Carolina Rosadas, Fernando Ferry, Jose Mauro Peralta, Amilcar Tanuri

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2017 Feb;75(2):123-126.

 

Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya are emerging arboviruses and important causes of acute febrile disease in tropical areas. Although dengue does not represent a new condition, a geographic expansion over time has occurred with the appearance of severe neurological complications. Neglect ...

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2017

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Pharmacologic management of pain in patients with Chikungunya: a guideline.
 

Author(s): Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, Ana Karla Arraes von Sohsten, Clezio Cordeiro de Sá Leitão, Rita de Cássia Coelho Moraes de Brito, Lilian David De Azevedo Valadares, Caroline Araújo Magnata da Fonte, Zelina Barbosa de Mesquita, Rivaldo Venâncio Cunha, Kleber Luz, Helena Maria Carneiro Leão, Cecília Moraes de Brito, Lívia Carla Vinhal Frutuoso

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;49(6):668-679.

 

From the arrival of Chikungunya virus in the Americas in 2013 until March 2016, approximately two million cases of the disease have been reported. In Brazil, the virus was identified in 2014 and thousands of people have been affected. The disease has high attack rates, infecting 50% ...

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2016

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Study of a Live Attenuated Chikungunya Vaccine in a Previously Epidemic Area
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2017

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Phase II Study to Evaluate Safety and Immunogenicity of a Chikungunya Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Virus Infection

 

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2016

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The Pilot Study of Chikungunya Virus Infections in Southern Taiwan
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Fever

 

Last Updated: 7 May 2017

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