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What are Chickengunya signs and symptoms?

SOURCE - WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION - COUNTRY OFFICE FOR INDIA

 

Chikungunya Clinical signs and Symptoms

•Typical symptoms are similar to that of dengue:
1) sudden onset fever,
2) severe headache,
3) chills,
4) nausea and
5) vomiting, and
6) severe joint pains.

•Most patients recover fully, but in some cases the joint pains may persist for weeks or months.

•Children less than 1 year and elderly are at greater risk of severe disease

–Underlying medical conditions have also been identified as a risk factor for poor disease outcome.

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