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

Seroprevalence and clinical manifestations of chikungunya virus infection in rural areas of Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India.
 

Author(s): Anuja P Kawle, Amit R Nayak, Shradha S Bhullar, Smita R Borkar, Sanjeev D Patankar, Hatim F Daginawala, Lokendra R Singh, Rajpal S Kashyap

Journal: J Vector Borne Dis. ;54(1):35-43.

 

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection has recently witnessed re-emergence, affecting rural areas of India with high morbidity rates. This prospective study was conducted to evaluate seroprevalence and clinical manifestation in targeted villages reporting cases of CHIKV infection.

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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[Confirmed Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika Cases during the Period 2014 to 2016 in Barcelona, Spain].
 

Author(s): Roser González, Esteve Camprubí, Lidia Fernández, Joan Pau Millet, Víctor Peracho, Pilar Gorrindo, Ingrid Avellanés, Arancha Romero, Joan A Caylà

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Arbovirus infections are a group of diseases whose incidence is increasing and that entail an important problem for public health. The aim of this study was to describe detected cases of arbovirosis in Barcelona, and surveillance and control actions performed in order to reduce the ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2017

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Severe Chikungunya infection in Northern Mozambique: a case report.
 

Author(s): Mussa Manuel Aly, Sadia Ali, Argentina Felisbela Muianga, Vanessa Monteiro, Jorge Galano Gallego, Jacqueline Weyer, Kerstin I Falk, Janusz Tadeusz Paweska, Julie Cliff, Eduardo Samo Gudo

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Although Chikungunya virus has rapidly expanded to several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, little attention has been paid to its control and management. Until recently, Chikungunya has been regarded as a benign and self-limiting disease. In this report we describe the first case ...

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2017

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 44 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya: Emerging Arboviruses in the New World.
 

Author(s): Jessica Patterson, Maura Sammon, Manish Garg

Journal: West J Emerg Med. 2016 Nov;17(6):671-679.

 

The arboviruses that cause dengue, chikungunya, and Zika illnesses have rapidly expanded across the globe in recent years, with large-scale outbreaks occurring in Western Hemisphere territories in close proximity to the United States (U.S.). In March 2016, the Centers for Disease ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016

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Interspecies transmission and chikungunya virus emergence.
 

Author(s): Konstantin A Tsetsarkin, Rubing Chen, Scott C Weaver

Journal: Curr Opin Virol. 2016 Feb;16():143-50.

 

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) causes severe, debilitating, often chronic arthralgia with high attack rates, resulting in severe morbidity and economic costs to affected communities. Since its first well-documented emergence in Asia in the 1950s, CHIKV has infected millions and, since ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 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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