Entry from British & World English dictionary
A viral disease resembling dengue, transmitted by mosquitoes and endemic in East Africa and parts of Asia.
- 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.
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