Chikungunya virus disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 10 December 2018.
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Chikungunya virus disease. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.

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For 2017, 10 countries reported 548 cases of chikungunya virus disease, of which 461 (84.1%) were confirmed.

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Chikungunya virus disease

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes to humans. The word ‘chikungunya’ means 'that which bends up', an allusion to the posture of the suffering patients. The most common symptom is joint pain.

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