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

Chikungunya Virus Infections.
 

Author(s): Scott C Weaver, Marc Lecuit

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Jul;373(1):94-5.

 

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2015

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Emergence and potential for spread of Chikungunya virus in Brazil.
 

Author(s): Marcio Roberto Teixeira Nunes, Nuno Rodrigues Faria, Janaina Mota de Vasconcelos, Nick Golding, Moritz U G Kraemer, Layanna Freitas de Oliveira, Raimunda do Socorro da Silva Azevedo, Daisy Elaine Andrade da Silva, Eliana Vieira Pinto da Silva, Sandro Patroca da Silva, Valéria Lima Carvalho, Giovanini Evelim Coelho, Ana Cecília Ribeiro Cruz, Sueli Guerreiro Rodrigues, Joao Lídio da Silva Gonçalves Vianez, Bruno Tardelli Diniz Nunes, Jedson Ferreira Cardoso, Robert B Tesh, Simon I Hay, Oliver G Pybus, Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos

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In December 2013, an outbreak of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) caused by the Asian genotype was notified in the Caribbean. The outbreak has since spread to 38 regions in the Americas. By September 2014, the first autochthonous CHIKV infections were confirmed in Oiapoque, North Brazil, ...

Last Updated: 15 May 2015

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[Chikungunya in the Americas: preparedness, surveillance and alert in Chile].
 

Author(s): Diego Clouet-Huerta, Patricio Alfaro-Toloza, Alfonso J Rodríguez-Morales

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2014 Dec;31(6):761-2.

 

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2015

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Reemergence of chikungunya virus.
 

Author(s): Thomas E Morrison

Journal: J. Virol.. 2014 Oct;88(20):11644-7.

 

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted alphavirus that causes acute fever and acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain in humans. Since 2004, CHIKV has caused millions of cases of disease in the Indian Ocean region and has emerged in new areas, including Europe, the Middle ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2014

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Antiviral perspectives for chikungunya virus.
 

Author(s): Deepti Parashar, Sarah Cherian

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():631642.

 

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne pathogen that has a major health impact in humans and causes acute febrile illness in humans accompanied by joint pains and, in many cases, persistent arthralgia lasting for weeks to years. CHIKV reemerged in 2005-2006 in several parts ...

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2014

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Chikungunya.
 

Author(s): Derek R MacFadden, Isaac I Bogoch

Journal: CMAJ. 2014 Jul;186(10):775.

 

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

The Pilot Study of Chikungunya Virus Infections in Southern Taiwan
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Fever

 

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2015

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Chikungunya Arthritis in the Americas
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya; Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2015

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Clinical Evaluation of Anti-CHIKV Hyperimmune Intravenous Immunoglobulins
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Virus Infection

 

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2014

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