Chikungunya Virus Disease: An Emerging Challenge for the Rheumatologist.

Abstract

Chikungunya is caused by an alphavirus that is transmitted to humans via the Aedes species mosquito. Chikungunya is endemic to tropical Africa and South and Southeast Asia, but over the past decade, the geographic distribution of the virus has been expanding rapidly. The disease is characterized by fever and severe polyarthritis, and although symptoms… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000396

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