Chikungunya fever

Chikungunya fever
a disease, occurring in Africa and Asia, caused by an arbovirus and transmitted to humans by mosquitoes of the genus Aëdes. The disease is similar to dengue and symptoms include fever, headache, generalized body pain, and an irritating rash. The patient is given drugs to relieve the pain and reduce the fever.

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