Symptoms of Chikungunya

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Symptoms appear between three days and two weeks following infection. The main symptoms are: 

Thermometer with a danger signal indicating fever


Patient with joint pain undergoing radiography

Joint pain, which may be severe.  

These can be accompanied by other symptoms, such as:  

Woman with generalised pain

Muscular pain. 

Patient with joint pain undergoing radiography

Swelling of the joints.

Man with skin blemishes

Skin rash. 

Chikungunya symptoms are similar to those of a dengue infection. This phase of the illness usually lasts no more than 10 days. In some cases, joint pain can last for a longer period of time, or can reappear intermittently for a few months. 

Although it rarely causes death, the symptoms of chikungunya can be serious and incapacitating.   

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