chikungunya

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chi·kun·gun·ya

 (chē′ko͞on-go͞on′yə)
n.
An acute infectious disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus, characterized by fever, rash, and joint pain, and seen primarily in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. Also called chicken guinea disease.

[Makonde (Bantu language of the region of Tanzania where an epidemic in the 1950s led to the first medical description of the disease) : chi-, sing. n. pref. + -kungunyala, to become contorted, fold up (so called because joint pain causes sufferers from the disease to assume a hunched posture).]
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With changing weather and climate change new viruses and mutated old viruses have become endemic to Pakistan, she said from simple flu to gangue and chickungunya to Ebola and West Nile it is difficult to make the diagnosis and prognosis, without testing the viral cultures.
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Baseline knowledge of the health workers regarding the signs and symptoms of malaria, dengue, and chickungunya was 79%, 26%, and 22%, respectively, which significantly increased to 84%, 76%, and 90%, respectively, after the intervention [Figures 5-7].
New Delhi, July 26 ( ANI ): New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Chairman Jalaj Shrivastava today flagged off a rally by school children to spread awareness regarding prevention of diseases like Dengue and Chickungunya.