What Is Chikungunya

The Aedes aegypti mosquito biting human flesh. picture courtesy of wikipedia.com (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aedes_aegypti_biting_human.jpg) Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arbovirus, of the genus, Alphavirus, that is transmitted to humans by virus-carrying Aedesmosquitoes. There have been recent outbreaks of CHIKV associated with severe …