Chikungunya

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

Chikungunya virus emergence in the Lao PDR, 2012-2013.
 

Author(s): Somphavanh Somlor, Khamsing Vongpayloth, Laure Diancourt, Philippe Buchy, Veasna Duong, Darouny Phonekeo, Pakapak Ketmayoon, Phengta Vongphrachanh, Paul T Brey, Valérie Caro, Yves Buisson, Marc Grandadam

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In May 2012, the first authenticated cases of active chikungunya virus infection were detected in Champasak Province, Southern Laos. Analysis of series of human samples and mosquito specimens collected during the outbreak and over the year that followed the emergence enabled the drawing ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Seroprevalence of antibodies against chikungunya virus in Singapore resident adult population.
 

Author(s): Li Wei Ang, Yiu Wing Kam, Cui Lin, Prabha Unny Krishnan, Joanne Tay, Lee Ching Ng, Lyn James, Vernon J M Lee, Kee Tai Goh, Lisa F P Ng, Raymond T P Lin

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We determined the seroprevalence of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection in the adult resident population in Singapore following local outbreaks of chikungunya fever (CHIKF) in 2008-2009.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Differential inhibitory and activating NK cell receptor levels and NK/NKT-like cell functionality in chronic and recovered stages of chikungunya.
 

Author(s): Subrat Thanapati, Mohini A Ganu, Anuradha S Tripathy

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The role of natural killer (NK; CD3-CD56+)/NKT (CD3+CD56+)-like cells in chikungunya virus (CHIKV) disease progression/recovery remains unclear. Here, we investigated the expression profiles and function of NK and NKT-like cells from 35 chronic chikungunya patients, 30 recovered individuals, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 60 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Alert: Severe cases and deaths associated with Chikungunya in Brazil.
 

Author(s): Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;50(5):585-589.

 

Since the detection of the Chikungunya virus in America in 2013, two million cases of the disease have been notified worldwide. Severe cases and deaths related to Chikungunya have been reported in India and Reunion Island, estimated at 1 death per 1,000 inhabitants. Joint involvement ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Chikungunya virus: clinical aspects and treatment - A Review.
 

Author(s): Rivaldo V da Cunha, Karen S Trinta

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Aug;112(8):523-531.

 

Chikungunya is a severe and debilitating disease. Currently, Brazil is experiencing an epidemic caused by three arboviruses, which has changed the way health professionals have diagnosed and treated infected patients. The difficulty of diagnosis and the lack of a protocol for patient ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Urban Chikungunya in the Middle East and North Africa: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): John M Humphrey, Natalie B Cleton, Chantal B E M Reusken, Marshall J Glesby, Marion P G Koopmans, Laith J Abu-Raddad

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The epidemiology of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is not well characterized despite increasing recognition of its expanding infection and disease burden in recent years.

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Study of a Live Attenuated Chikungunya Vaccine in a Previously Epidemic Area
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya

 

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2017

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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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