Chikungunya: bending over the Americas and the rest of the world.

  title={Chikungunya: bending over the Americas and the rest of the world.},
  author={Miguel G. Madariaga and Eduardo Ticona and Cristhian Resurrecion},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  volume={20 1},
Chikungunya is an arthropod-borne virus transmitted by Aedes mosquito bites. A viral mutation has allowed Aedes albopictus to become the preferred vector extending the geographic spread of the condition. The virus causes an acute febrile illness occasionally followed by a chronic rheumatic condition causing severe impairment. The diagnosis is usually confirmed with serology. No specific treatment is currently available. This article reviews the condition with emphasis on his dissemination in… CONTINUE READING
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