Image of the Week: Chikungunya

This week’s image is of Chikungunya, the mosquito-transmitted virus currently making its way across the Caribbean.  There have been over 1,000 laboratory-confirmed infections since the virus first appeared on St. Martin in December of last year. The virus causes symptoms similar to dengue (ouch), including febrility and severe joint pain. Luckily the disease is rarely fatal, with symptoms usually resolving within ten days.


5 thoughts on “Image of the Week: Chikungunya

  1. Thanks. It is very like dengue (which I’ve also had) but seems to be lasting a lot longer in regards to fatigue and joint pain. At least I’ve had it now though! Always look on the bright side.


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