Chikungunya Virus

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arboviral (arthropod-borne) disease. In the Western Hemisphere, the cycle is currently maintained in a human-mosquito cycle. There is no other known vertebrate (animal with a spinal column or backbone) host. Clinical signs of fever and polyarthralgia (pain in many joints) typically resolve within 7–10 days. Severe clinical signs and symptoms are rare. Mortality is also rare and occurs mostly in older adults. As with other mosquito-borne diseases, avoidance of mosquito bites is the key to prevention. For more detailed information, please refer to the links provided below.

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Mailing Address

Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology Section
Mail Code: 3082
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
United States

Physical Address

Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology Section
Moreton Building, Suite M-631
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3199
United States