Since last year, a newly name virus enter the cities of Pakistan namely, Chikungunya. This was surely something new for all of us, as the symptoms of this virus were never heard before. It is becoming one of the basic health issues now. Most of the people are still unaware of this illness.
So, what is chikungunya?
Chikungunya is a virus which is spread through mosquitoes. Early, some people thought that this virus is due to chicken or it’s a chicken disease, as by its name, so they didn’t took it too seriously. But this virus was so named because the patients of this illness walk like a chicken, in a way that during chikungunya the joints of leg get bended, which effect body posture.
The symptoms of chikungunya include: bended joints, swelling of joints, rashes, high fever (103 degree Fahrenheit) for more then four days, headache, severe joint pain and stiffness of the joints. It can be treated by a good balance diet like by drinking fresh fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated, protein diet, avoiding unnecessary fatty stuff etc and doctor’s recommendation for sure.
The prevention of chikungunya can be done by keeping the are near you clean. Remove stagnant water, use mosquito repellents, use anti mosquito sprays etc.