No Cure for the New Mosquito-Borne Disease, Chikungunya

by Medindia Content Team on  February 3, 2006 at 12:39 PM Tropical Disease News   - G J E 4
No Cure for the New Mosquito-Borne Disease, Chikungunya
This new crippling mosquito-borne disease, chikungunya has affected about 50 000 people on France's Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

This disease has no cure. Though not fatal this extremely painful disease results in a stooped posture.

The prevalence of the disease has been recorded as 45 000 new cases since mid-December.

Philippe Renault, a specialist with a regional epidemiologal cell is keeping track of the prevalence of this disease.

Chikungunya is Swahili means that which bends up and refers to the stooped posture of the patients.

It is characterized by high fever and severe rashes, and severely reduces one's immunity level that other opportunistic infections attack the patient.

France fears that this disease would spread to Madagascar, a French overseas department with a population of 760 000 and hence has posted 400 extra troops to help fight the mosquitoes that have been spreading the disease.

It has also $720 000 to fight the outbreak.


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Thank God I found this article. I ws just about to move to Costa Rica and I already have Lyme Disease from hiking in northern California. I don't need this too.
guest Tuesday, April 22, 2008
In India authorities have acknowledged that serious secondary complications arise after chikungunya. Especially renal failure have in patients have caused deaths.
guest Sunday, September 2, 2007
Infact most virus fevers have no specific cure.We give supportive and symptomatic treatment.We give antibiotic cover to prevent secondary bacterial infection.Offcourse accyclovir has been succesfully used in some viral fevrs like chicken pox with success.
guest Friday, June 23, 2006
hi now that v know that this spreads through a mosquito,but wat is the treatment for it ??????? do people have to sufer with it once its affected????????
guest Thursday, June 22, 2006
how can there be no cure if millions of people are affcted by the disease and many people are dying with it.did the government not see this danger approaching ????how can the super powers of the world can't do anything against a there no cure or is there do they not wamt to give the cure
guest Thursday, June 22, 2006
Hi, How to know that we are suffering from Chikungunya, As I am having joint pains and fever from past one week. What are the medicine available to cure it. It is cureable are not.
guest Monday, June 19, 2006
Chikungunya is becoming an epedemic in few taluks of Bangalore rural and urban Districts.The Dept.of H&FW,along with all their Drs.and paramedical field staff are doing a good work to contain the spread,by taking anti- mosquitoe measures and good Health Education,to the Public.Many still mix it with Bird-flu!
guest Monday, June 12, 2006
want to know how chikungunya may affect a pregnant women and its baby?
guest Thursday, February 23, 2006
There is an outbreak of Chikingunya in Rayavaram Mandal of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, India. All the adults of an entire village of 5000 persons have been affected.
avsubbarao2000 Thursday, February 23, 2006
madagascar is independant since 1960
guest Monday, February 13, 2006

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