Symptoms of chikungunya
Learn about the symptoms of chikungunya, what to look for and what to do if you become ill.
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What are the symptoms of chikungunya?
Chikungunya typically causes fever and arthritis-like joint pain. Other symptoms can include:
- muscle pain
Symptoms can take up to 12 days to appear. However, symptoms usually appear within 3 to 7 days after an infected mosquito bites you.
Most people recover after a few days. However, in some cases, joint pain may last for weeks or months.
What do you do if you become ill?
Consult your health care provider if you:
- travelled to or lived in an area where chikungunya is present
- become ill with the listed symptoms
Describe to your health care provider:
- your symptoms
- which countries you visited or lived in
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