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Chikungunya complications can even kill 3 months post infection; what to do

Chikungunya virus can lead to deadly cardiovascular conditions such as ischemic heart disease and kidney diseases three months after recovery from infection.

A Chikungunya virus is an arthropod-borne alphavirus which is transmitted by mosquitoes. One of its most prominent side effects is that it can cause severe pain and other joint issues in the body. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 05:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

1,503 and counting: Chikungunya cases in Punjab at 7-year high

At 544, Amritsar accounts for 36% cases alone; followed by Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Pathankot; in just one year, the number of cases has jumped by 226% from 460 in 2022

Chikungunya is caused by the vector-borne chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and resembles dengue in many aspects. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 08:24 AM IST
ByKaram Prakash, Patiala

The first chikungunya vaccine could be a game changer in global health

The FDA's approval of a chikungunya vaccine brings hope to regions facing the highest risk of the mosquito-borne virus that has affected over 110 countries.

The chikunguniya virus is transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which also spread dengue and Zika viruses(Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Nov 17, 2023 09:27 AM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

US approves first vaccine against chikungunya virus

Chikungunya, which causes fever and severe joint pain, is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southeast Asia and part of the Americas.

Two clinical trials were carried out in North America on 3,500 people. (Rep image)
Published on Nov 10, 2023 06:03 AM IST
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Review meet discusses steps to check rising dengue cases in Ludhiana

The meeting, held at the additional deputy commissioner’s office, brought together key officials, including the district nodal officer Dr Ramesh Kumar, district epidemiologist Dr Sheetal, and representatives from the municipal corporation and health department

There are a total of 342 cases recorded in the district, as of October 5, with three new cases identified in urban areas of Harkrishan Vihar, Shivpuri Road, Veer Nagar, and Grewal Colony. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2023 10:49 PM IST
By, Ludhiana
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