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Chikungunya disease can cause paralysis, do this before he infects you

Written By Hanny & Melissa on Monday, April 29, 2019 | Monday, April 29, 2019

Why do you have to say Chikungunya disease, and what that means. For those who don't know, here the author will review a little about Chikungunya disease, let's see.

Chikungunya is a viral infection characterized by sudden attacks of fever and joint pain.

This virus attacks and infects humans through the bite of Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus, two types of mosquitoes which are also known to cause dengue fever.

Chikungunya & the Cause...

Chikungunya is caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus.

The mosquito gets the chikungunya virus when it bites someone who has been infected before. Viruses transmission occurs when another person is bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus.

Please note that the chikungunya virus does not spread directly from person to person. Chikungunya virus can attack anyone.

However, the risk of developing this disease is higher in newborns, elderly 65 years and older, and individuals with other medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

Chikungunya & Symptoms...

In some cases, chikungunya does not cause any symptoms. However, most chikungunya sufferers experience symptoms, as follows:

1. Fever up to 39 degrees Celsius

2. Pain in muscles and joints

3. Swollen joints

4. Pain in the bone

5. Headaches

6. A rash appears on the body

7. Feel free

8. Nausea

The above symptoms usually occur 3-7 days after someone is bitten by a virus carrying a mosquito. In general, sufferers will improve in a week.

But in some sufferers, joint pain can last for months. Although it does not cause death, severe symptoms of chikungunya can cause temporary paralysis.

Chikungunya & Prevention...

Prevention of chikungunya is the same as prevention of other diseases caused by mosquito bites.

The main way is to eradicate mosquito nests with the action of closing, draining and burying, including:

1. Close tightly the water storage area.

2. Drain the water reservoir.

3. Bury used goods that can hold water.

While the actions of Closing, Draining, and Burying Plus can be done to help close, drain, and bury this, that is by:

1. Spread abate powder at a water reservoir.

2. Install mosquito wire on the ventilation of the house.

3. Using a mosquito net while sleeping.

4. Plant mosquito repellent plants.

5. Stop the habit of hanging clothes.

Besides a number of steps above, you can also do a number of additional preventative steps, especially if you want to travel to the chikungunya endemic areas, including:

1. Use mosquito repellent with regular N, N-Diethylmetatolumide content. And if you wear sunscreen, apply lotion after sunscreen.

2. Using mosquito coils placed outside to help repel mosquitoes.

3. Wearing long sleeves and trousers every time.

Chikungunya & Treatment...

There is no specific treatment to cure chikungunya, because the sufferer will recover by itself.

In many cases, the symptoms will subside in a week. however, joint pain can last up to several months.

Usually if you see a doctor, they will prescribe paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve joint pain and fever. In addition, you will also be advised to drink a lot and have enough rest.

It must be understood, do not use aspirin or Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) before the doctor makes sure the symptoms experienced are not symptoms of dengue fever.

This is to prevent bleeding. If you are undergoing treatment for other conditions, you should consult your doctor before taking other drugs. Remember, don't just take drugs ... hopefully good health always ...

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