Chikangunya is a viral disease that is transmitted to human beings by mosquito bites. It is not possible to contract the chikungunya fever from another human being. The condition is not a fatal one and for now there are no specific vaccines or medicines available but mosquito control is the best method of prevention of chikungunya.
Symptoms of Chikungunya fever include chills, nausea, vomiting, fever, joint pains and head aches. Chikungunya may happen suddenly and often is accompanied with some rashs on the skin. However the most painful symptom is severe joint pain. Mouth ulcers, conjunctivitis and los of taste may also hassle patients of chikungunya. It is not a fatal condition, but the effects can last for years. The fever will subside early but joint pains may remain for many, many years.
There are no drugs available to treat this fever however, the symptoms can be treated. When one suffers from this condition, it is ideal that one consults their doctor and prescribes to the treatment that they suggest. Plenty of rest and lots of fluids are advisable.
In terms of prevention, vaccines for the chikungunya fever are still under experimentation. The best method is too prevent mosquito bites. Making sure that breeding grounds for mosquitoes are destroyed is the best idea. Keep your home clean and stay hygienic and you can ensure that the fever does not harm anyone in your family. Eat healthy, stay healthy and make sure your immune system can fight this viral disease. The condition may not be fatal, but it can leave scars for life.