Chikungunya Disease Overview
What is Chikungunya disease?
A person with Chikungunya disease has an infection caused by a virus that is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. The illness usually causes flu-like symptoms. Chikungunya disease may cause encephalitis, meningitis and hemorrhagic fever.
What are the symptoms of Chikungunya disease?
The most common symptoms of Chikungunya disease include body aches, fever, chills, headache, joint pain, and lymph gland swelling. Other symptoms include rash, vomiting, and muscle cramps.
How does the doctor treat Chikungunya disease?
Treatment for Chikungunya disease includes rest, fluids, and fever control with acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Some may benefit from treatment with antiviral medications.
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