Chickengunya, Symptoms of Chickengunya, Treatment of Chickengunya, Management of Chickengunya

Symptoms and Complications of Chickengunya

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

Sore throat


Cold fingers and toes



Neurological diseases like Guillian Barre syndrome, Neuropathy, Myelitis



Jaundice due to liver damage

Acute Renal Disease




Chronic Arthritis

Vertical Transmission i.e from mother to child

20 replies on “Symptoms and Complications of Chickengunya”

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