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Disease Control & Prevention
Vector & Zoonotic Diseases
Chikungunya (pronunciation: \chik-en-gun-ye) is:
A virus that is spread through mosquito bites - the same Aedes mosquitoes that spread
A risk to anyone traveling to a region of the world where chikungunya is found.
Signs & Symptoms
Symptoms usually begin 3-7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
Fever and severe joint pain, often in the hands and feet
Most patients will feel better within a week. Some people develop longer-term joint pain that can last weeks to months. Death is rare but can occur.
Those at Risk
People at increased risk for severe disease include:
Newborns exposed during delivery,
Older adults (≥65 years),
People with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
St. Louis Encephalitis
West Nile Virus