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Suppression of Chikungunya Virus Replication and Differential Innate Responses of Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells During Co-Infection with Dengue Virus

Dengue virus currently causes the most prevalent arthropod-borne human disease. Chikungunya virus re-emerged in 2005–2006 with large outbreaks afflicting millions of people in the Indian Ocean areas and…

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Interventions For Treating Patients With Chikungunya Virus Infection-Related Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Chikungunya virus infection is caused by an alphavirus transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Three reports from the mid-1950s describe an outbreak of viral disease observed in…

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Molecular Mimicry between Chikungunya Virus and Host Components: A Possible Mechanism for the Arthritic Manifestations

Chikungunya fever is caused by a arbovirus belonging to Family Togaviridae and Genus Alphavirus. CHIKV is positive sense RNA virus with about 11.8 kb long genome. The prevalence of CHIKV has increased globally. It caused massive outbreaks when…

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Expression and Characterization of Yeast Derived Chikungunya Virus Like Particles (CHIK-VLPs) and Its Evaluation as a Potential Vaccine Candidate

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an emerging mosquito transmitted arbovirus of immense public health significance. It belongs to family Togaviridae and genus Alphavirus…

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A Novel 2006 Indian Outbreak Strain of Chikungunya Virus Exhibits Different Pattern of Infection as Compared to Prototype Strain

Chikungunya fever is an acute mosquito-borne febrile arthritis caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an Alphavirus belonging to Togaviridae family [1]. The disease is characterized by abrupt onset of high fever, arthralgia, myalgia, headache, rash [2]–[5] and poly-arthralgia which is very painful and…

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Re-emergence of chikungunya infection in parts of India causes public health threat

Chikungunya virus, which can cause severe morbidity, has re-emerged in certain geographic regions of India. The rates of infection are highest in South India, moderate in the Western region, and uncommon in North India. Keys to diagnosis: Fever for up to 7 days Rashes, joint pain and swelling, vomiting, and… 

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