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 541 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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Spread of the Invasive Mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the Black Sea Region Increases Risk of Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Outbreaks in Europe.
 

Author(s): Muhammet M Akiner, Berna Demirci, Giorgi Babuadze, Vincent Robert, Francis Schaffner

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Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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First Chikungunya Outbreak in Suriname; Clinical and Epidemiological Features.
 

Author(s): Farah T van Genderen, Ingrid Krishnadath, Rachel Sno, Meritha G Grunberg, Wilco Zijlmans, Malti R Adhin

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In June 2014, Suriname faced the first Chikungunya outbreak. Since international reports mostly focus on hospitalized patients, the least affected group, a study was conducted to describe clinical characteristics of mainly outpatients including children. In addition, the cumulative ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2016

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 39 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Co-distribution and co-infection of chikungunya and dengue viruses.
 

Author(s): Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Shaohong Liang, Gabriel Milinovich, Ricardo J Soares Magalhaes, Archie C A Clements, Wenbiao Hu, Patricia Brasil, Francesca D Frentiu, Rebecca Dunning, Laith Yakob

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Chikungunya and dengue infections are spatio-temporally related. The current review aims to determine the geographic limits of chikungunya, dengue and the principal mosquito vectors for both viruses and to synthesise current epidemiological understanding of their co-distribution.

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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Chikungunya: bending over the Americas and the rest of the world.
 

Author(s): Miguel Madariaga, Eduardo Ticona, Cristhian Resurrecion

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;20(1):91-8.

 

Chikungunya is an arthropod-borne virus transmitted by Aedes mosquito bites. A viral mutation has allowed Aedes albopictus to become the preferred vector extending the geographic spread of the condition. The virus causes an acute febrile illness occasionally followed by a chronic ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2016

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Virus Infection

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2016

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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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