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

Clinical characterization of acute and convalescent illness of confirmed chikungunya cases from Chiapas, S. Mexico: A cross sectional study.
 

Author(s): Rogelio Danis-Lozano, Esteban Eduardo Díaz-González, Karina Del Carmen Trujillo-Murillo, Sandra Caballero-Sosa, Jesús Sepúlveda-Delgado, Iliana Rosalía Malo-García, Luis Miguel Canseco-Ávila, Luis Manuel Salgado-Corsantes, Sergio Domínguez-Arrevillaga, Raúl Torres-Zapata, Omar Gómez-Cruz, Ildefonso Fernández-Salas

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The emerging chikungunya virus (CHIKV), is an arbovirus causing intense outbreaks in North America. The situation in Mexico is alarming, and CHIKV threatens to spread further throughout North America. Clinical and biological features of CHIKF outbreaks in Mexico have not been well ...

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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Health-related impact on quality of life and coping strategies for chikungunya: A qualitative study in Curaçao.
 

Author(s): Jelte Elsinga, Martin P Grobusch, Adriana Tami, Izzy Gerstenbluth, Ajay Bailey

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Chikungunya is an emerging public health problem in tropical and subtropical regions, due to ongoing transmission and its incapacitating acute disease phase, and chronic sequelae. The disease is responsible for a major impact on Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), which may last ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2017

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Increased number of deaths during a chikungunya epidemic in Pernambuco, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, Maria Glória Teixeira

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Sep;112(9):650-651.

 

In early 2016, it was suspected that there were more deaths in Pernambuco than in previous years during an epidemic of chikungunya. This study tested whether there was an increased number of deaths and, if so, whether this increase could be related to a chikungunya epidemic. Indeed, ...

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2017

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 52 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chikungunya virus: clinical aspects and treatment - A Review.
 

Author(s): Rivaldo V da Cunha, Karen S Trinta

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Aug;112(8):523-531.

 

Chikungunya is a severe and debilitating disease. Currently, Brazil is experiencing an epidemic caused by three arboviruses, which has changed the way health professionals have diagnosed and treated infected patients. The difficulty of diagnosis and the lack of a protocol for patient ...

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2017

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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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Interventions for treating patients with chikungunya virus infection-related rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Arturo Martí-Carvajal, Pilar Ramon-Pardo, Emilie Javelle, Fabrice Simon, Sylvain Aldighieri, Hacsi Horvath, Julia Rodriguez-Abreu, Ludovic Reveiz

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Chikungunya virus infection (CHIKV) is caused by a mosquito-borne alphavirus. CHIKV causes high fever and painful rheumatic disorders that may persist for years. Because little is known about interventions for treating CHIKV-related illness, we conducted a systematic review.

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2017

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya

 

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2017

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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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Impact of the Chikungunya Outbreak in Reunion Island on the Quality of Life After 10 Years
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Fever; Quality of Life

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2016

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