- n. A viral fever caused by an alphavirus spread by mosquito bites.
- From Makonde, literally ‘that which bends up’, apparently with reference to the arthritic effects of the disease.. (Wiktionary)
“According to the initial 1955 report about the epidemiology of the disease, the term chikungunya is derived from the Makonde root verb kungunyala, meaning to dry up or become contorted.”
“A similar but less lethal virus called chikungunya was transmitted in France and Italy, but no cases have been cited in the U.S. from the Asian tiger.”
“Pharma companies are yet to even develop drugs for diseases such as chikungunya and JE, note industry experts.”
“The word "chikungunya" is thought to derive from description in local dialect of the contorted posture of patients afflicted with the severe joint pain associated with this disease.”
“Also, chikungunya CHICK-en GUN-ya, a little-known but deadly mosquito-transmitted virus, has yet to hit the USA, but could soon make its way here from Africa and Asia, Harrington says.”
“Rising cases of dengue fever, chikungunya, bird flu and ebola viruses were registered in many countries in the region.”
“Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: chikungunya, dengue fever, and malariaWater”
“Major Infectious Diseases: Degree of risk: very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: chikungunya, malaria, plague, and African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2008) Conflict”
“Major Infectious Diseases: degree of risk: very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: chikungunya, malaria, and plague water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2008) Conflict”
“Especially worrisome are mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya fever and yellow fever, which are now spreading in areas where they weren't previously a danger.”
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