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

Outbreak news. Chikungunya, Spain.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Aug;90(33):409.

 

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2015

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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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Chikungunya: an arbovirus infection in the process of establishment and expansion in Brazil.
 

Author(s): Nildimar Alves Honório, Daniel Cardoso Portela Câmara, Guilherme Amaral Calvet, Patrícia Brasil

Journal: Cad Saude Publica. 2015 May;31(5):906-8.

 

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2015

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 29 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Reappearance of chikungunya, formerly called dengue, in the Americas.
 

Author(s): Scott B Halstead

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2015 Apr;21(4):557-61.

 

After an absence of ≈200 years, chikungunya returned to the American tropics in 2013. The virus is maintained in a complex African zoonotic cycle but escapes into an urban cycle at 40- to 50-year intervals, causing global pandemics. In 1823, classical chikungunya, a viral exanthem ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2015

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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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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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Chikungunya Arthritis in the Americas
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya; Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2015

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