After our Musuem trip yesterday, my sister was complaining of joint pain - which she (and all of us!) dismissed as a result of having to carry Al most of the time when we were in the Museum. She had headache and a bit of a fever last night, but this morning it was worst. Her joint was really hurting and she could barely walk! and she also noticed some rashes on her skins ...so, i took her to a clinic ...
There the Doctor informed her that it is Chikugunya! Apparently it can take up to 12 days after the mosquito bites for the symptoms to appear. The symptoms include:
(1) joint paint
But according to the Doctor - not all of these symptoms are seen in every case.
Another interesting fact is that Chikugunya is a viral disease with no specific vaccines or medicines. Rest and lots of fluids are recommended, and Paraceptemol is also advisable to reduce the pain.