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

Report of East-Central South African Chikungunya virus genotype during the 2016 outbreak in the Alagoas State, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Eloiza Lopes de Lira Tanabe, Ithallo Sathio Bessoni Tanabe, Elane Conceição Dos Santos, Juliana Paula da Silva Marques, Alessandra Abel Borges, Magliones Carneiro de Lima, Letícia Anderson, Ênio José Bassi

Journal: Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo. 2018 ;60():e19.

 

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) causes a self-limiting disease characterized by the onset of fever, skin rash and persistent arthralgia. In the last decade, it has emerged as a serious public health problem causing several outbreaks around the world. Here, we report the CHIKV genotype characterization ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Vector competence of Italian Aedes albopictus populations for the chikungunya virus (E1-226V).
 

Author(s): Francesco Severini, Daniela Boccolini, Claudia Fortuna, Marco Di Luca, Luciano Toma, Antonello Amendola, Eleonora Benedetti, Giada Minelli, Roberto Romi, Giulietta Venturi, Giovanni Rezza, Maria Elena Remoli

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Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an emerging arbovirus, belonging to the Togaviridae family, Alphavirus genus, transmitted by Aedes spp. mosquitoes. Since 2007, two different CHIKV strains (E1-226A and E1-226V) have been responsible for outbreaks in European countries, including Italy, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Spatio-temporal coherence of dengue, chikungunya and Zika outbreaks in Merida, Mexico.
 

Author(s): Donal Bisanzio, Felipe Dzul-Manzanilla, Hector Gomez-Dantés, Norma Pavia-Ruz, Thomas J Hladish, Audrey Lenhart, Jorge Palacio-Vargas, Jesus F González Roldan, Fabian Correa-Morales, Gustavo Sánchez-Tejeda, Pablo Kuri Morales, Pablo Manrique-Saide, Ira M Longini, M Elizabeth Halloran, Gonzalo M Vazquez-Prokopec

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Response to Zika virus (ZIKV) invasion in Brazil lagged a year from its estimated February 2014 introduction, and was triggered by the occurrence of severe congenital malformations. Dengue (DENV) and chikungunya (CHIKV) invasions tend to show similar response lags. We analyzed geo-coded ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Chikungunya" returned 64 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of chikungunya chronic arthritis: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Gabriella Maria Pitt Gameiro Sales, Izabel Crystine Pereira Barbosa, Laura Maia Sampaio Canejo Neta, Paloma Lopes de Melo, Raphael de Azevedo Leitão, Hugo Moura de Albuquerque Melo

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2018 Jan;64(1):63-70.

 

Chikungunya (CHIK) is a tropical arbovirus, transmitted by the female mosquito Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. In Brazil, there have been cases reported since 2014. The initial manifestations of this virus are sudden onset high fever, headache, chills, rashes, myalgia and intense ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Evidence of previous but not current transmission of chikungunya virus in southern and central Vietnam: Results from a systematic review and a seroprevalence study in four locations.
 

Author(s): Tran Minh Quan, Huynh Thi Phuong, Nguyen Ha Thao Vy, Nguyen Thi Le Thanh, Nguyen Thi Nam Lien, Tran Thi Kim Hong, Pham Ngoc Dung, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Maciej F Boni, Hannah E Clapham

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Arbovirus infections are a serious concern in tropical countries due to their high levels of transmission and morbidity. With the outbreaks of chikungunya (CHIKV) in surrounding regions in recent years and the fact that the environment in Vietnam is suitable for the vectors of CHIKV, ...

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Prevalence of chronic comorbidities in chikungunya: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Alaa Badawi, Seung Gwan Ryoo, Denitsa Vasileva, Sahar Yaghoubi

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2018 Feb;67():107-113.

 

Epidemiologic evidence suggests that patients with chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection may be at risk of severe disease complications when they also have comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, cardiac diseases, and/or asthma. However, the prevalence of these co-existing medical ...

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Last Updated: 14 Mar 2018

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The Pilot Study of Chikungunya Virus Infections in Southern Taiwan
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Fever

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2018

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Impact of the Chikungunya Outbreak in Reunion Island on the Quality of Life After 10 Years
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chikungunya Fever; Quality of Life

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2016

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