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Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a usually self-limiting condition due to a virus. It is important to exclude other dangerous conditions and symptomatic treatment is usually advocated Chikungunya is a relatively a rare viral fever that is caused by the bite of a common mosquito. Outbreaks have taken...Read More

Posted on : Saturday, June 28, 2008 12:00 AM
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The probability to transfer Chikungunya these days is more than nothing. The disease [the virus] can be found and infected by throughout southern Asia and central and southern Africa (According to the UN World Health Organization – WHO)
Furthermore, the mosquitoes that can easily transfer Chikungunya, the Asian tiger mosquito, invaded to many new countries and demonstrated ability to be a vector of Chikungunya in newly invaded countries (e.g. Italy, summer 2007).
Are you returning to your country from southern Asia or Africa?
Have you been bitten by mosquitoes shortly prior to your flight?
My advice for you is get check for Chikungunya, especially if you live in an Asian tiger mosquito infected area. Don't spread the disease in your homeland.

Replied on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:58 AM

armit
(Guest)
hello doctor , i got very high fever with joint pains , doctor diagnosed it as tiaphoid. now my fever is gone but i have acute joint pain in hand and legs. what kind of treatment i should take please suggest me. as i am thinking it may be chickungunia. but doctors are saying as fever is not there so no need of chickungunia test is required. what should i do? please suggest me at
Replied on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:38 PM
Dear armit
I am not an MD doctor (Physician) but a PhD one. I am a mosquito expert, which means that I advise people before they got bitten. After the bite,especially if you feel sick, go see a physician.

Dr Gil Stav
Mosquito ecologist
Replied on Sunday, January 22, 2012 2:33 AM

nidhi28
(Guest)
which medicine use in chikangunya
Replied on Sunday, November 18, 2012 3:06 AM
There is widespread opinion among masses that chickungunya fever is caused by chicken and at some places in india people even stop even eating chicken meat.As the causes of this fever is totally different and it appears the prevalence is likely during and after monsoon, a good measure of propaganda in educating people is required.
Replied on Friday, November 23, 2012 12:00 AM

rita314
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I am infected with chikungunya. Zerodol sp gives me some relief.Is it safe to take this medicine on a regular basis. What else should I do for quick recovery?
Replied on Monday, November 26, 2012 6:59 AM
 




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