Are you feeling sick and think you may have chikungunya???
Chikungunya virus is primarily transmitted to human through mosquitoes: And though the disease can't be spread directly from person to person when a mosquito feeds on an infected person, the mosquito can become infected and can bite and infect others. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The virus can stay in a person's system for about a week according to the World Health Organization.
Unfortunately there is no vaccine or medicine to prevent chikungunya. The only way to prevent chikungunya is to prevent mosquito bites. Preventing bites can be difficult,but it is important, as you can get sick after just one bite.
Most people infected with chikungunya virus will develop some symptoms.
Symptoms usually begin 3–7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are:
Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms. Other symptoms may include:
The symptoms of chikungunya are similar to those of dengue, another disease spread by mosquitoes. See your doctor if you develop the symptoms described above. Treatment is available to relieving the symptoms.
Most patients feel better within a week. In some people, the joint pain may persist for months. People at increased risk for severe disease include:
To fight the spread of chikungunya and other mosquito-borne diseases, experts recommend practical measures such as: Getting rid of standing bodies of water (where mosquitoes often breed) under potted plants and in spare tires,
The acute chikungunya can be bad but the relapse can be worse; stay protected and avoid yourself from getting chikungunya in the first place.