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chikungunya virus


Definition: a mosquito-transmitted arbovirus of the genus Alphavirus (family Togaviridae) found in parts of Africa and in India, Thailand, and Malaysia; causes a febrile illness with joint pains.

[named for the “bent up” position of persons so infected]

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