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You should worry more about this disease than Zika

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You should worry more about this disease than Zika

Like the Zika virus, chikungunya fever is caused by a virus transmitted by daytime-biting mosquitoes. There is no vaccine. The only prevention is insect-bite protection. If you are going to a country with Zika virus, and you're not pregnant, and especially have a young family, you should be much more worried about this disease! Chikungunya fever is a rapid-onset disease, characterized by high fever, intense weakness, severe joint and muscle pain, headache, and rash. The abrupt onset of fever follows a mean incubation period of 3 days; when fever is present, the body temperature is usually higher than 39°C Soon after the onset of...

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