Mosquito Borne Diseases
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Chikungunya is a virus first known from Africa. The name literally means “that which bends up” and refers to the severe joint pain that often accompanies the illness. The most common symptoms are fever and joint pain, followed by headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Most people get better within
a week, but joint pain may persist for months. Most people infected with chikungunya do feel sick. Symptoms usually start within 3-7 days of the bite.