Chickengunya is a viral infection caused by Chickengunya Virus (CHIKV) genus alphavirus. The infection is spread by mosquitoes ,the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes transmit chikungunya.
Symptoms of Chickengunya
Incubation period varies from 2 to 12 days.
High Fever above 39°C may be biphasic , lasts several days , breaking and then returning.
Joint and muscular Pain, Swelling and Stiffness
Nausea , Vomiting or Diarrhea
Rash , maculopapular type of rash
Other Symptoms include
Cold fingers and toes
Neurological diseases like Guillian Barre syndrome, Neuropathy, Myelitis
Jaundice due to liver damage
Acute Renal Disease
Vertical Transmission i.e from mother to child