The incubation period of chikungunya
is usually 1-12 days. This means the disease manifests 1 to 12 days after the mosquito bite
. The symptoms of chikungunya include the following-
(> 40 C / 104 F) • Headache • Joint pain
(or arthralgia)• Arthritis
affecting multiple joints that can be debilitating •
Swelling of Joints • Rash
(may occur rarely) •
Sometimes there maybe infection of the conjunctiva of the eye and some photophobia •
Chills • Nausea•
Bleeding or hemorrhage (may occur rarely).
Study suggests that most patients recover fully from chikungunya. They get better after a few days, however sometimes joint pain can persist for a longer period after the other symptoms have disappeared. Over 12% of patients tend to develop chronic joint symptoms.