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Mosquito-borne chikungunya may cause fatal brain infection

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Encephalitis in patients infected with the chikungunya virus is far more common than previously thought, according to a new study of an outbreak. 372 more words

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ChikV in Jamaica: Research & Information Needed - (And ATI Request)

This Gleaner’s online headline yesterday caught my eye; stories about ChikV tend to.

The article was about a study recently published in Neurology Journal, which looked at a particular aspect of “Chikungunya virus (CHIKV)–associated CNS disease during the La Réunion outbreak, and assess the disease burden and patient outcome after 3 years.” 359 more words


Dengue in Hawaii

There is a Dengue outbreak on the Big Island, Hawaii. 


  • Fever
  • Headache behind eyes
  • Muscle and joint pain “breakbone fever”
  • Rash
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea…
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Will climate changes have an impact on health and affect the spread of diseases such as malaria?

Malaria morbidity and mortality (1) is typically a function of:

  • Vector control as in control of malaria-infected mosquitoes.
  • Ease of access to medical service, accurate and timely diagnosis, and Artemisinin-based combination therapies.
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La Chikungunya: ¿Qué es? Lo que pasa y no dicen

La Chinkungunya es una epidemia actual causada por picadura de mosco presente en el estado de Veracruz y más común de lo que se cree. Por más que el nombre suene “risible” el tema es serio, las estadisticas no reflejan lo que verdaderamente esta causando a los que la padecen, por lo que aquí te comparto un poco de información y te invito a comentarnos en caso que tengas a algun conocido que la padezca sintomas o remedios que ayuden: 450 more words



It appears that we are dealing with a case of Chikungunya. A week of fever has finally broken, but we are treating rash and joint pain. 25 more words


Chronicles of Chikunbaylor

On Friday, October 23rd I went to the clinic. I usually shy away from white walls and doctors, but I had back pain so severe the previous weekend that it hurt to stand up straight. 1,190 more words

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