The Chikungunya virus: causes and control

Garg, Dinkar O. and Garg, Abhishek D. (2006) The Chikungunya virus: causes and control. Green Hope, 4 (9). pp. 32-35.

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Abstract

The Chikungunya disease has recently gripped various parts of India. The disease is assuming deadly proportions as recent deaths have been ascribed to this viral disease. The viral fever is spread by mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus and has hit Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. In Vidarbha it has spread in districts of Akola, Amravati, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Bhandara and Buldana. In Nagpur district alone, it has spread in 500 villages out of 1500 in less than a month. Today it is estimated that up to 1,35,000 people are suffering from Chikungunya. The disease occurs principally during the rainy season.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chikungunya Virus, Alphavirus, Togavirus, Virology, Arbovirus, DNA, RNA, Mosquito, Epidemic, Disease
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Infection > Communicable Diseases
Genetic Processes > Virus Integration
Viruses > RNA Viruses
Virus Diseases > RNA Virus Infections > Togaviridae Infections
Virus Diseases > Arbovirus Infections
Viruses > DNA Viruses
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Virus Inhibitors
Viruses > Arboviruses
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Disease
ID Code:2666
Deposited By:Mr. Abhishek Dinkarnath Garg
Deposited On:04 March 2008

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