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