Symptoms and Signs of Chikungunya
• Fever (> 40 C / 104 F)
• 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
• 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.