A viral disease resembling dengue, transmitted by mosquitoes and endemic in East Africa and parts of Asia.
More example sentences
- When the chikungunya virus is dominant in the mosquito, those bitten will suffer from chikungunya.
- Janzen et al. have shown that chikungunya virus replicates in large numbers in the proximal portions of the lateral salivary gland lobes of A. aegypti.
1950s: a local word.