Treatment of chikungunya

Learn how chikungunya is diagnosed and how it is treated.

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How is chikungunya diagnosed?

Health care providers diagnose chikungunya based on:

  • your symptoms
  • laboratory test results
  • what time of the year you were likely bitten
  • what area of the world you were in when you were likely bitten by a mosquito

How is chikungunya treated?

Chikungunya has no specific treatment. Medication may help to relieve some of the disease symptoms, such as reducing:

  • pain
  • fever
  • inflammation (swelling)
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