Chikungunya virus infection

Viral Diseases

Animals Involved

Sylvatic cycle in nonhuman primates, possibly rodents in Africa; virus thought to be maintained in people in Asia, but sylvatic cycle may also exist

Known Distributions

Asia, Africa

Probable Means of Spreading

Mosquito bites (especially Aedes spp)

Clinical Manifestations in People

Febrile illness, may have rash and/or GI signs; arthralgia, especially in small joints, and myalgia prominent, may persist for months; myocarditis, neurologic signs, hemorrhages reported in a few cases

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