CHIKUNGUNYA (Chikunguya)

CHIKUNGUNYA (Chikunguya)

Chikungunya virus was discovered in the year 1953 from patients in an epidemic of dengue like disease in East Africa and has since been found in South India and South-East Asia associated with epidemics of dengue and haemorrhagic fever. Both Aedes aegypti and A.africanus are vectors in East Africa. Chikungunya virus is an insect-borne virus, of the genus Alphavirus, that is transmitted to humans by virus-carrying Aedes mosquitoes.The Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) causes an illness with symptoms similar to dengue fever. CHIKV manifests itself with an acute febrile phase of the illness lasting only two to five days, followed by a prolonged arthralgic disease that affects the joints of the extremities. The pain associated with CHIKV infection of the joints persists for weeks or months, or in some cases years.

TREATMENT

Cornus florida:

Chronic malaria; indigestion and distressing acid heartburn; general debility from loss of fluids and night sweats; neuralgic pains in arms, chest, and trunk, and sensation as if broken in two; intermittent fever, with drowsiness; feels cold, but is warm to touch; great exhaustion in intervals; general clammy sweat. Chill is preceded by drowsiness, heat is associated with drowsiness. Headache after quinine.

Cornus Circinata:

Chronic malaria, hepatitis, jaundice. Weakness in morning. Pain in pit of stomach, with distended abdomen. Vesicular eruption associated with chronic liver disease or aphthous stomatitis.

Helianthus Annuus:

Old cases of intermittent fever. Coryza, catarrh, nasal hæmorrhage and thick scabs in nose. Rheumatic pain in left knee. Vomiting, black stools, congestion and dryness of mouth and pharynx, redness and heat of skin. Symptoms aggravated by heat and relieved by vomiting. Spleen remedy. Marked effects on stomach, with nausea and vomiting. Stools black (Leptandra). Dry mouth.

Eupatorium Perfoliatum:

It relieves pain in limbs and muscles that accompanies some forms of febrile disease, like malaria and influenza. It is a boon in miasmatic districts, along rivers, marshes, etc, and in all conditions where there is a great deal of bone-pain. Cachexia from old chronic, bilious intermittents. Worn-out constitutions from inebriety. Sluggishness of all organs and functions. Bone-pains, general and severe. Soreness. Marked periodicity (Ars; China; Cedron).

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