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Why Did Chikungunya Come Back with a Vengeance?

Posted by kaushik2015 on Sat, 31 Dec 2016         
  
 
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Kaushik Bharati, PhDWhat is Chikungunya? Chikungunya (CHIK) is a viral disease that is caused by the chikungunya virus (CHIKV), which is an arthropod-borne virus (Arbovirus) spread by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. Although Aedes aegypti is the most common vector, Aedes albopictus has also been identified as a vector for the transmission of CHIKV. The virus belongs to the genus Alphavirus in the family Togaviridae. It is a small (60-70 nm diameter), spherical, enveloped, single-stranded, positive... Read More
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