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Chikungunya or Dengue: How to cure

Karachi has been an outbreak of the disease making the rounds on the local news channels and blogs on the Internet. Mysterious disease (Chikungunya) has been rumored and affected more than 30,000 people from Malir in Karachi.

It turns out that this mysterious Chikungunya and reports as the disease was not the reason behind the outbreak of false. The World Health Organization issued a statement that the Ministry of Health said clearly that there are no cases of chikungunya in Pakistan and any reports on the spread of the disease in the country is not correct.

With that out of the way, let’s see what is the Chikungunya him. According famous in the art of war, prices Sun Tzu,

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

Find out more about this disease, its causes, symptoms and prevention benefit us in the long run as well. WHO also issued in the field of health for himself, and also so that people are aware and educated on the challenges they face.



Chikungunya virus is transmitted by mosquitoes aegypti. These are the same mosquitoes that spread dengue virus as well. These mosquitoes live and breed near stagnant water or contaminated and infect humans with a bite. Female mosquitoes that transmit the virus Chikungunya.

Although the disease is not contagious and can be spread from an infected person to others if a mosquito feeds on an infected person first and then bites other people, with contaminated blood left in this process.


Symptoms of Chikungunya and dengue fever are similar. One could be mistaken for the other hand. Appear between 4-7 days after being bitten by a patient by an infected mosquito.

Symptoms are:

  • Fever, joint pain,
  • Headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, rash, or red on a large scale,chikungunya
  • Joint pain (lower back, ankle, knees, wrists, or phalanges),
  • It is known that fatigue, nausea and vomiting also can occur,
  • Rarely mouth ulcers, have been reported loss of taste, and conjunctivitis.

The disease is rarely fatal and keep your system virus for 5-7 days. Once you recover from this disease will be safe from it for the rest of your life.

Newborn children, and senior citizens and people who are more likely to have a higher risk for chronic diseases Chikungunya.


The usual measures to counter the mosquitoes that spread malaria and dengue fever can be used to cope with Chikungunya well

Take extra precautions from dawn to dusk
Maintaining good hygiene and take necessary precautions while traveling
Wear protective clothing with long sleeved shirts and long pants with socks and shoes.
Reduce mosquito habitat by eliminating sources of garbage and stagnant water and sewage.
Use mosquito repellent
As mentioned earlier, the symptoms of dengue fever and chikungunya are similar. You should get a confirmation of the laboratory to be sure about this. There is no specific treatment or antiviral drugs available for Chikungunya.

No commercial vaccines for the virus available either.

Here are some of the best practices that you can follow if you are suffering from dengue fever or chikungunya:

Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration from vomiting and high temperature
Plenty of rest advised
Avoid pain relievers such as aspirin (eg. Disprin), ibuprofen (eg. BRUFEN) and naproxen sodium
Can the above-mentioned pain relievers make symptoms worse and therefore it should be avoided.
Non-aspirin painkillers such as paracetamol can be taken.
Acetaminophen can reduce pain and fever, it should also be taken
Seek medical help as soon as possible

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