22 March 2010

Chikungunya

Chikungunya (in the Makonde language "that which bends up") virus (CHIKV) is an insect-borne virus, of the genus Alphavirus, that is transmitted to humans by virus-carrying Aedes mosquitoes. There have been recent outbreaks of CHIKV associated with severe illness. CHIKV causes an illness with symptoms similar to dengue fever. CHIKV manifests itself with an acute febrile phase of the illness lasting only two to five days, followed by a prolonged arthralgic disease that affects the joints of the extremities. The pain associated with CHIKV infection of the joints persists for weeks or months, or in some cases years
The incubation period of Chikungunya disease is from two to four days. Symptoms of the disease include a fever up to 40 °C (104 °F), a petechial or maculopapular rash of the trunk and occasionally the limbs, and arthralgia or arthritis affecting multiple joints. Other nonspecific symptoms can include headache, conjunctival Infection, and slight photophobia. Typically, the fever lasts for two days and then ends abruptly. However, other symptoms—namely joint pain, intense headache, insomnia and an extreme degree of prostration—last for a variable period; usually for about 5 to 7 days. Patients have complained of joint pains for much longer time periods depending on their age.
Oh well...I am down with Chikungunya for three days now and only God knows how miserable I feel right now.

23 Reptozian Messages:

HoneyBUZZin said...

Get well soon!

Faizal n Fashitah said...

Yeah get well soon willie!

rainfield61 said...

Get well soon, or more blogging these few days.

Bengbeng said...

get well soon.it was quite bad some time ago in Sibu but i think the situation has improved over here. it is the frequent spraying

JT said...

get well soon willie. jangan malas makan ubat.... :)

SJB said...

Get well soon.

casper said...

owh dear..get well soon willie..will pray for u..

cyrildason said...

Get well bro. My parents coulnt walk bila kena..

but now they are fine.. :)

You'll be too after 3 days..

-cyrildason.com

CT NORAMIZA said...

get well soon bro! take care ok!

manglish said...

oh gosh i hope you are well by this message, i know how it felt, i was down with dengue at the age of 12, the joint pain i tell you, esp the back pain, it was like i was going into labour hahahaha. and the fluctuating fever T_T....i never wana experience it again..btw dengue cases are on the rise in msia, heard it on the news, take care...

lvynana said...

Byk dah kes dengue and chiku tok kinek tok. Here's some tips orang berik masa my mum kena dengue, minum air 100+ (maybe sebab badan lemah, perlu energy drink), makan hati (hati apa2 jak yg u prefer :P untuk tambah darah)
Dunno how effective issit la.
Apa pun yg paling drink lots and lots of plain water.
Semoga cepat sembuh.

eugene said...

rest well, and get well soon, drink a lot of fluid ya?

Rose Belle said...

How did you end up getting infected in the first place? The symptoms sound horrible, hope you are coping well and feeling healthy again. Take care!

Nimi said...

omg kesian willie. my auntie oso kena last year, she suffered for 3 months, lost 20kg. but she is very well now.take a good rest ya.

becklee said...

Get well soon, Willie. The joints pain is terrible. Take care.

Gallivanter said...

Willie, sorry to hear about this bro, but I'm praying for a speedy recovery. Take care.

Gallivanter
www.danielfranklingomez.com

eynda said...

Get well soon....take care ok...

Diane AZ said...

So sorry about the virus, I hope you feel better soon!

Big Momma said...

hopefully u are recovering well!!!!

Mei Teng said...

Get well soon! :)

lina said...

Get well soon Willie!

chegu carol said...

oh my... hope you are feeling much better now.

Icy BC said...

This is terrible to know, and hope that you already recuperated from it..