Treatment of Chikungunya
There are no specific treatments for chikungunya. There is no vaccine currently available. Chikungunya is treated symptomatically, usually with bed rest, fluids, and medicines to relieve symptoms of fever and aching such as ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen,… Continue reading
Diagnosis of Chikungunya
Chikungunya infections can be confirmed by the detection of the virus, viral RNA, or specific antibodies in patient samples. The type of testing performed is typically dictated by the timing and volume of samples available. Blood test… Continue reading
- Le chikungunya est une maladie virale transmise à l’homme par des moustiques infectés. Elle provoque de la fièvre et des arthralgies (douleurs articulaires) sévères. Les autres symptômes sont myalgies, céphalées, nausée, fatigue et… Continue reading
- Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash.
- The disease shares… Continue reading
Tue Feb 11 2014 Posted by Jennifer Yang, Global health reporter at 11:21 AM
Ever heard of chikungunya? Better get used to the word because it’s getting closer.
Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral disease, has caused outbreaks in more than 50… Continue reading
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The opening of Cuba will put Keys at risk of mosquito-borne illnesses
By EDSEL M. FUSSELL Guest Columnist
There is little doubt that travel to and from Cuba is on the horizon.
Whether this will be… Continue reading