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Information about Chikungunya Fever

Chikungunya fever had become a major outbreak in India in 2006. In this article you can read more about this viral illness that is caused by the mosquitoes.

  1. Chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes. chickunvirus
  2. The disease resembles dengue fever, and is characterized by severe, sometimes persistent, joint pain (arthritis), as well as fever and rash.
  3. Chikungunya infection is not usually fatal.
  4. Steps to prevent infection with chikungunya virus include use of insect repellent, protective clothing, and staying in areas with screens.
  5. There is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment currently available for chikungunya fever but rest, fluids, and medicines to relieve symptoms of fever and aching can be taken.

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