“Chikungunya” comes from Makonde language (in Africa), meaning “that which bends up”. This is referred to one of the symptoms of Chikungunya where patients walk in a bending or stooped posture due to joint pain.
Chikungunya is a viral disease which is usually transmitted to humans by infected mosquito bite. Chikungunya fever is started after 2 to 4 days of virus attack. Symptoms of Chikungunya may act like rheumatoid arthritis, including fever, joint pain, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, nausea, rashes, and general malaise. The major affected areas are joints of hands, fingers, and foot having intense pain and swellings. This viral fever lasts for about 3 to 4 days along with rashes and itching on the face (nose and cheeks). However, in some cases, the joint pain may persist for months or years. And this persistent joint pain may be mistaken for rheumatoid arthritis. If you are also suffering from the same problem, then you can visit best chikungunya arthritis doctor in Punjab for the treatment.
It may take 1 to 12 days to reveal the symptoms in the affected patients. Only differentiating factor in many cases is the symptom of acute joint pain.
Other physical symptoms of Chikungunya may include;
ELISA blood test is the reliable way to identify Chikungunya since its symptoms are just similar to deadly dengue fever. Chikungunya is confirmed when symptoms of fever and joint pain have appeared along with one of the following:
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