A typical chikungunya patient manifests high-grade fever, severe joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.
In order to prevent chikungunya from spreading, people should not allow water stagnation, protect themselves from mosquito bites, keep the surroundings clean, dispose off unnecessary items such as old tyres, flower pots, cans, etc., use mosquito repellents or mosquito net, and keep their bodies well covered, say officials.
Chikungunya cases have risen to 432 and dengue cases to 487 cases and two deaths in New Delhi til August 27, 2016, reported the three civic corporations.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) alone recorded 391 cases till August 20, 2016.
Diagnosing chikungunya entails distinguishing it from dengue, as both diseases being caused by the bite of the same mosquito - Aedes aegypti.