In rapidly urbanizing cities, it has become a regular phenomenon to have a post monsoon surge of fever cases. Chikungunya is also one among them.
Fever has many causes viral being one of them. Viral fever is very common during the change of seasons. Different viruses like influenza virus, flavivirus, etc., can cause febrile illnesses. The viral infection can be acquired either through direct contact with the patient (droplet infection) or by a vector as in case of dengue and chikungunya, where one acquires the infection by a mosquito bite.
Chikungunya is caused by the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquito. It bites usually during day time, while malaria, which is a Plasmodium disease, occurs through the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito.
To know more about chikungunya fever consult an infectious diseases specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician/infectious-diseases
Last reviewed at:
07 Sep 2018 - 1 min read
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. What if I have six tablets of 500 mg Paracetamol (Crocin advance) and seven tablets of 500 mg Mefenamic acid (Ponstan forte) at one go (within five minutes)? How bad will it be? What will the side effects be? Read Full »
Article Overview: This article talks about Nipah Virus (NiV) which, according to World Health Organization has the potential to cause the next big disease outbreak on the lines of the H1N1 virus, Ebola virus, and Zika virus. Read Article
An infection due to Nipah virus was first reported in a village called Sungai Nipah in Malaysia in 1998. Hence, it got its name from the location. It is a newly emerging zoonosis, meaning, it spreads from animals to humans. The hosts are fruit bats (Pteropus genus), birds, and domestic animals such ... Read Article
Most Popular Articles
Do you have a question on ?Ask a Doctor Online