Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) that causes a febrile illness (chikungunya fever) characterized by rash and arthralgia and arthritis of one or more ...
Travel to or residence in an area known to be experiencing an outbreak of CHIKV infection
Treatments specifically for CHIKV infection are not available.
Therapy is generally supportive.
Follow-up symptomatic treatment of arthralgia, which can last for months to years
Closely follow neonates born to mothers who are viremic at delivery.
Burt FJ, Chen W, Miner JJ, et al. Chikungunya virus: an update on the biology and pathogenesis of this emerging pathogen. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017;17(4):e107–e117. [View Abstra...
Q: What can I do to prevent chikungunya infection?
A: Wear clothing that protects arms and legs, and use insect repellant.
Q: In what areas of the world do I have to worry about chikungunya infectio...
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