Chikungunya: Do you Know?




Chikungunya : Do you Know?


  1. Its a Viral Disorder
  2. Transmitted to human beings by Mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) infected with the above virus
  3. The below symptoms appear usually between 4-7 days after being bitten by the mosquito
  4. Generally, it is a self-limiting disorder and symptoms last for 2-3 days and is rarely fatal. 
  5. The virus stays in human body for 5-7 days and during this time mosquitoes feeding on the infected person can also become infected
  6. Peak biting times of the mosquito is in the early mornings or late evenings
  7. Chikungunya in pregnant ladies, elderly and patients with other existing medical conditions may need urgent medial attention.


Signs and Symptoms to watch out for:


  • Abrupt onset of Fever (40°C/ 104°F) with chills and joint pains
  • Severe Joint Pain – Low Back, Ankle, Knee, Wrist or Phalanges
  • Swelling in the affected joints
  • Rash
  • Headache, Muscle Pain
  • Nausea accompanied by extreme tiredness, fatigue or weakness


If you or any or of your near and dear ones are suspected to be suffering from the above signs/symptoms contact our team of doctors @ Activ Doctors Online




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