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Kaohsiung, Taiwan(April 9, 2017)- A Filipina had been reported for being positive with chikungunya fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease, the Kaohsiung Department of Health confirm this Sunday.

The Filipina is 28 years old residing in Nanzi District. The patient had just came from her vacation from the Philippines last March. According to the authority, it is not clear if the patient had been infected in Taiwan or in Philippines.

Another case of Chikungunya is a male from Indonesia with age of 22. Who just came from his mother country. The authorities had already conducted the clean up drive where the patients are residing.

Chikungunya is characterized by an abrupt onset of fever frequently accompanied by joint pain, and other common signs and symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash.

The contagious disease is caused by the chikungunya virus, which is spread between people by two types of mosquitos, Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti, the same as the species responsible for spreading the dengue and Zika viruses, according to Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

What are the symptoms?
-Most people infected with chikungunya virus will develop some symptoms.
- Symptoms usually begin 3–7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
-The most common symptoms are fever and joint pain.
-Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.
-Chikungunya disease does not often result in death, but the symptoms can be severe and disabling.
-Most patients feel better within a week. In some people, the joint pain may persist for months.
-People at risk for more severe disease include newborns infected around the time of birth, older adults (≥65 years), and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease.
-Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.


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