Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2019)
A review of Chikungunya disease in Sindh Pakistan
Author(s): Hafeeza Gul, Saeeda Anjum Buriro, Shabana mangi, Farhad Hussain
Abstract: CHIKV is vector-borne diseases and caused by an alphavirus belonging to family Togaviridae. The CHIKV transmit by the Aedes mosquitoes. The common diagnostic symptoms of CHIKV are flu-like symptoms like joint pains, body temperature, swelling or inflammation of the body the whole body ach. The sign and symptoms of this resemble disease with dengue fever and can be misleading in states where dengue was prevalent. CHIKV was primarily diagnosed in the early 1950s at the borderline of Tanzania and Mozambique. For the past few decades, CHIKV has extended to 22 states together with Pakistan resultant hundreds of thousands of demise across the planet. CHIKV diseases were diagnosed in early 1983 in Pakistan. Furthermore, three subjects with CHIKV were also observed in Punjab provinces in 2011 throughout dengue eruption in Lahore during that period there were no any case has been reported from KPK and Baluchistan, but recently about two years ago during December 2016 first Chikungunya outbreak was reported from various arias of Karachi Sindh Pakistan.