chikungunya

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English[edit]

Rash on the foot of a person with chikungunya

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Makonde chikungunya (that which bends up), apparently referring to the arthritic effects of the disease.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʃɪkʊŋˈɡʊnjə/, /ˌtʃɪkənˈɡʌnjə/

Noun[edit]

chikungunya (uncountable)

  1. A viral fever caused by the Chikungunya virus, an alphavirus spread by mosquito bites.
    • 2007, Didier Fontenille, Anna Bella Failloux, Roberto Romi, Should we expect Chikungunya and Dengue in Southern Europe?, Willem Takken, Bart G. J. Knols (editors), Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe, page 169
      Chikungunya and dengue arboviral diseases are in expansion throughout the world.
    • 2010, Stephen A. Berger, Infectious Diseases of Zimbabwe, page 55
      The fever of Chikungunya is characterized by a rapid rise in temperature to as high as 40 C, often accompanied by rigors, myalgia, headache, photophobia, retro-orbital pain, sore throat with objective signs of pharyngitis, nausea, and vomiting.
    • 2011, Franz J. Conraths, Thomas C. Mettenleiter, Chapter 13: Infectious Diseases Under the Influence of Changing Environmental Factors, page 256
      Chikungunya infections are caused by an alphavirus from the family Togaviridae.

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Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English chikungunya.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃikunˌɡunjɑ/
  • Hyphenation: chi‧kun‧gun‧ya

Noun[edit]

chikungunya

  1. Chikungunya.

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Noun[edit]

chikungunya f (plural chikungunyas)

  1. chikungunya