Chikungunya virus infection is a disease that causes symptoms similar to those of dengue fever or Zika virus infection. The virus is most commonly found in Africa, the Indian subcontinent, the Caribbean, and in Southeast Asia.
The most characteristic signs and symptoms of Chikungunya virus infection include joint pain (known as arthralgia) and swelling. Symptoms begin 3-7 days after infection. Typical symptoms and signs come on suddenly and include
The virus is not contagious from person to person and spreads among humans only through bites of an infected mosquito.
Cause of Chikungunya virus infection
The Chikungunya virus, which is an arbovirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, causes the infection.
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