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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part B (2019)

Chikungunya virus: An emerging Arbovirus

Author(s): Muhammad Muzammal, Safeena Sadiq, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali, Safeer Ahmad, Inayat Ullah, Saima Mashal, Sana Saleem Jan, Rizwan, Sohail Ahmad, Saqib Ali Rustam, Shawana Huma, Muhammad Hanif, Inam Ullah and Syeda Tehzeeb Zahara
Abstract: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an “alpha virus” and female mosquitoes of Aedes species is blamable for the virus transmission, particularly by “Aedes aegyptius” and “Aedes albopictus”. Major sign of Chikungunya virus are temperature (severe) & body pain. Other features include headache, joint and muscle swelling, skin rashes. Although Chikungunya virus is not deadly but its features can be severe and cause serious damage. Just like other mosquitos borne diseases, important prevention for Chikungunya is to prevent from mosquito bite. It is essential to contrivance different protocols of affected individual care, in which main care procedures plays the important role.
Pages: 116-119  |  263 Views  14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Muhammad Muzammal, Safeena Sadiq, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali, Safeer Ahmad, Inayat Ullah, Saima Mashal, Sana Saleem Jan, Rizwan, Sohail Ahmad, Saqib Ali Rustam, Shawana Huma, Muhammad Hanif, Inam Ullah, Syeda Tehzeeb Zahara. Chikungunya virus: An emerging Arbovirus. Int J Mosq Res 2019;6(6):116-119.
International Journal of Mosquito Research