Researchers have identified "broadly neutralizing" antibodies that protect against infection by multiple, distantly related alphaviruses, including Chikungunya virus, that cause fever and debilitating joint pain.
Union Health Minister J P Nadda today reviewed the preparedness of Delhi's civic bodies to tackle the outbreak of vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya during the monsoon season and thereafter.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha) has said that authorities in the region should be alert to the possible spread of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by the same mosquito that carries dengue fever and chikungunya.
Actress Lindsay Lohan has contracted Chikungunya, a mosquito-transmitted viral disease, during her holiday in French Polynesia. The 28-year-old star took to Twitter to share the news about her illness with her fans on December 27, reported Ace Showbiz.