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): /ˈtʃikuŋɡunjɑ/, [ˈt̪ʃikuŋɡunjɑ̝]
  • Hyphenation: chi‧kun‧gun‧ya

Noun[edit]

chikungunya

  1. chikungunya

Declension[edit]

Inflection of chikungunya (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative chikungunya
genitive chikungunyan
partitive chikungunyaa
illative chikungunyaan
singular plural
nominative chikungunya
accusative nom. chikungunya
gen. chikungunyan
genitive chikungunyan
partitive chikungunyaa
inessive chikungunyassa
elative chikungunyasta
illative chikungunyaan
adessive chikungunyalla
ablative chikungunyalta
allative chikungunyalle
essive chikungunyana
translative chikungunyaksi
instructive
abessive chikungunyatta
comitative

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

chikungunya f (uncountable)

  1. chikungunya