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Chikungunya: Is the disease fatal? Know all about the risk groups

31/08/2021 09:15 AM | Click to read full article

With the transmission of various mosquito-borne diseases, several questions related to their fatalities and risk groups often re-surface. Chikungunya is caused by the chikungunya virus(CHIKV) and is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.

There is no specific treatment or vaccine to prevent chikungunya. Chikungunya rarely causes death but joint pain can last for months. Complications are more frequent in children and people above 65 years of age or with chronic diseases.