Chikungunya spreading in Delhi

Right now chikungunya is spreading Indian cities. In delhi 2625 cases has been reported. In pune 109 cases has been reported of Chikungunya.At least 15 fatalities due to chikungunya complications have been reported at various hospitals in the city

Chikungunya is an infection caused by the chikungunya virus. Symptoms include the sudden onset of fever two to four days after exposure. The fever usually lasts two to seven days, while accompanying joint pains typically last weeks or months but sometimes years. The risk of death is a little less than 1 in 1,000; the elderly or those with underlying chronic medical problems are most likely to have severe complications.

The best means of prevention is overall mosquito control and the avoidance of bites by mosquitoes in areas where the disease is common.This may be partly achieved with the use of mosquito nets. No specific treatment is known, but supportive care is recommended, including rest, fluids, and medications to reduce fever and joint pain. Since 2004, the disease has occurred in outbreaks in Asia, Europe and the Americas.\

Prevention of Chikungunya: Chinkungunya spread from mosquitos. So prevention can be done by avoiding contact of infected mosquitoes. No vaccine is available for chikungunya. Also mosquito population should be prevented by not allowing water to be deposited.

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