Chikungunya: Epidemiology, Transmission and Therapeutics

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Phillip Galvan (Editor)

Series: Tropical Diseases – Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatments

BISAC: MED097000

Chikungunya (CHIKV) is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes that can cause symptoms such as fever, joint pain, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, and rash, which can become severe. While symptoms generally subside within a week or two, the disease nonetheless imposes a burden on societies around the world and carries a death risk of 1 in 1,000 infections. Chapter One details the history and evolution of the virus, including its epidemiology and extensive spread, and discusses disease prevention and vector control measures. Chapter Two describes the geographical distribution, transmission, and alternative hosts of Chikungunya. Chapter Three provides an insight into the different immunotherapy and immunoprophylaxis strategies that have demonstrated promising results so far for the treatment of this disease. Lastly, Chapter Four provides an overview of the potential therapeutics that have been proposed and developed for CHIKV.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Chikungunya Virus: History, Evolution, Current Epidemiology and Its Burden to the World
(Neevaarthana Subramaniam and Nor Fazila Che Mat – Biomedicine Program, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian. Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Chapter 2. Geographical Distribution, Transmission, and Alternative Hosts of Chikungunya Virus
(Caroline Wasonga – Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya)

Chapter 3. Recent Progress on Immunotherapy and Immunoprophylaxis of Chikungunya Virus
(Himanshu Sehrawat, Mohd Fardeen Husain Shahanshah, Chanuka Wijewardana, Sachin Pal, Vijay K. Chaudhary, Sanjay Gupta, and Vandana Gupta – Department of Microbiology, Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. Recent Advances in Chikungunya Virus Therapeutics: An Overview
(Mohd Fardeen Husain Shahanshah, Himanshu Sehrawat, Chanuka Wijewardana, Sachin Pal, Amita Gupta, Prerna Diwan, Sanjay Gupta and Vandana Gupta – Department of Microbiology, Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi, India, et al.)

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