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What is the difference between Chikungunya and Dengue?

Asked by Juul , Last updated: Oct 29, 2020

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Jori

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Jori , Writer, M.A, Zürich

Answered Nov 18, 2020

Dengue and Chikungunya are known to be carried by the same type of mosquito but they are both different viruses. Chikungunya is caused by the “Togaviridae alphavirus.” Dengue, on other hand, is caused by “Flaviridae flavivirus.” People may experience different symptoms when they are suffering from these viruses. Chikungunya may cause people to have a fever, joint pain, muscle pain, and eye infection. Those who have dengue may experience rashes, eye pain, pain in joints, and so much more. Take note that there are instances when they can be transmitted together. It will help if people would protect themselves from the deadly mosquitoes so that they will not become infected.
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Charlie Rogers, Manager, Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Lexington, Kentucky

Answered Jul 23, 2020

Some insects have the ability to carry diseases and spread them to others. Mosquitoes are one of those insects that can do so. Two diseases that they carry are Chikungunya and Dengue. Both have the ability to create symptoms that are similar to those who experience arthritis.

Chikungunya creates symptoms like rashes and fever. Dengue creates symptoms in a person like bleeding. Another difference between them is how many people will have symptoms. Only 75% of people experience symptoms of chikungunya. They will start to show within 3 days. Meanwhile 25% of people have dengue. They will show symptoms in 4-7 days.

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K. Galatia

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Answered Jul 20, 2020

A lot of people say that the symptoms of dengue and chikungunya seem to be the same. You need to remember that one similarity between the two is that they both come from insects. You should know their differences so that you will be able to distinguish one from the other. For those who have chikungunya, they may develop joint pain but not to the point that the joints will start to swell up.

A lot of people say that the symptoms of dengue and chikungunya seem to be the same. You need to
The headaches that will be experienced when someone has dengue can be severe in the sense that it will be the front portion of the head that will hurt a lot while for those who have chikungunya, the pain may be around the head. Knowing where it hurts can help you distinguish one disease from the other.

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Jul 13, 2020

Chikungunya and dengue are both viral diseases spread by mosquitoes. Although both diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes, dengue causes bleeding and has symptoms similar to that of arthritis, while chikungunya only causes arthritic-like symptoms such as fever, rash, joint, and severe muscle pain, headache, etc. It is true that both are viral diseases, but the causative agent of chikungunya is an alphavirus, whereas the causative agent of dengue is a flavivirus. According to researches, out of 100% of people who are infected with chikungunya, 75% are most likely to start showing symptoms. In contrast, only about 25% of those who have contracted dengue will start showing symptoms after some days.

Chikungunya and dengue are both viral diseases spread by mosquitoes. Although both diseases are
In the case of chikungunya, an infected person will start showing symptoms after 3days. In the case of dengue, an infected person will start showing symptoms after 4 to 7 days. While dengue and chikungunya can be treated with aspirin, the former can't be treated with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.

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