what ik chikungunia?

i would like to know its definition, symptoms and its preventive measures.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Chikungunya is a relatively rare form of viral fever caused by an alphavirus that is spread by mosquito bites from the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The name is derived from the Makonde word meaning 'that which bends up', in reference to the stooped posture developed as a result of the arthritic symptoms of the disease.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Chikungunia is a disease spread by a mosquito bite - type andes aegyptia. This type of mosquito is active during the day. Its symptoms are very high fever. Actually the person infected shivers.Most people in panic cover the patient with blankets and then the fever shoots up. Even if the person is shivering he should be covered with wet towels , in severe cases , ice cold water should be used to bring fever down in no time.If the patient is left unattended, the fever shoots up to 105 degrees within half an hour , the lips turn blue as the arteries are constricted, and teeth start cluttering. It can even cause fits. It is less severe in children while in adults it can cause severe swelling, joint pain and stiffness. It can be brought under control within 3-5 days but the stiffness in some cases would last for several months. The best way to prevent it is to keep away mosquitoes. No stagnant water as it is their breeding place.

    Source(s): Read this on display in a Hospital. My daughter suffered from Chikungunya. Now she is fine - within three days. Tonics for RBCs are still being given.
  • 1 decade ago

    Chikungunya Fever is caused by Group A-Virus and it is transmitted by ADES Culux Mosquito and Mansonia Mosquito. The virus was first isolated from patients and mosquites during the epedamic in Tanzania in 1952-53.

    The symptoms of chikungunya are high fever with severe all joint pains with swelling, Headache, Malaise and spinal coloum pain. Fever last for 3 to 4 days and Joint pains may persist for 3 to 4 weeks. Death from Chikungunya is very rare.

    To prevent chikungunya control of Mosquites by using Mosquitonets, Insectisides spraing, Mosquito repellentents cleaning of in and around house souroundings and eliminating mosquito breeding places by removing stagnated water.

    There is prevent medicine available in Homeopathy of EUPATORIUM PER.200 - one dose daily for 3 days for all age groups and distributed on free of cost by Govt depts.

    Source(s): Dept of AYUSH, GOVT. OF AP
  • 1 decade ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    it is coused..in dirty places.. with no clleanliness... and there comes that kindo mosquitoes of white spotes.. speared that disease... causes bone pains, nausea, vomitings, headache, etc...

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