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Chikungunya Fever

Written by
Dr. Anshuman Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Sep 27, 2016 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  1 min read

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Chikungunya Fever

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 Fever:

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.

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