What is chikungunya and who is most at risk for this disease?

Bottom line:  Chikungunya is a viral infection transmitted by infected mosquitos.  It has been associated with epidemics in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Summary:  CDC.  Chikungunya.  Article includes symptoms, treatment, and prevention.  Map shows geographic distribution of chikungunya.

For more information: Staples JE, et al.  Chikungunya fever: an epidemiological review of a re-emerging infectious disease.  Clin Infect Diseases.  2009; 49(6): 942-948.

Repost of August 5, 2011

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