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Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 2
First page : ( 137) Last page : ( 142)
Print ISSN : 0975-234X. Online ISSN : 0975-4377.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4377.2019.00023.5

An Arthropod Virus: Chikungunya its Pathophysiology and Herbal Treatment

Sanjuna Chiluveri*, Venkataswamy M., Sandhya N., Sahithi D., Prasad Mukkera, Anjali M.

Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Vishnupur, Narsapur, Medak District-502313, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mvenkataswamyviper@gmail.com

Online published on 15 May, 2019.

Abstract

Chikungunya is an infection caused by the chikungunya virus (CHIKV). The virus is spread between people by two types of mosquitos. Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. They mainly bite during the day. CHIKV likely originated in Central/East Africa, where the virus has been found to circulate in a sylvatic cycle between forestdwelling Aedes species mosquitoes and nonhuman primates. The incubation period of the chikungunya virus ranges from one to twelve days, and is most typically three to seven. The disease may be asymptomatic, but generally is not, as 72% to 97% of those infected will develop symptoms.

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Keywords

Arthropod Virus, Chikungunya, Herbs.

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