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Chikungunya – The Need for Instigating Awareness in Pakistan

Received On: 23/04/2014
Accepted On: 03/05/2014


Gul, S., Aziz, S., Tariq, S.

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Chikungunya is a viral disease caused by the bite of mosquitoes which has been reported to cause infections in humans. Chikungunya and dengue fever are closely related as they share common symptoms and are often mistreated by most of the doctors. Even though the symptoms are almost alike but the excruciating arthritic pain associated with Chikungunya cannot be neglected and mistreated with joint pain. For this purpose a survey based study has been carried out in Karachi, Pakistan in order to inquire if Chikungunya is being familiar among the health care professionals or not. The survey comprised of 202 individuals covering majorly doctors, pharmacists and medical students and it was statistically evaluated that 77.7% participants of the survey emphasized on conducting the awareness program and highlighted the need to instigate the mutual strategies of delivering data regarding prevention and control of Chikungunya. The study endeavors to begin familiarity with the subtle difference between Chikungunya and Dengue Fever and emphasizes to treat the fine drawn distinctive symptoms the way they should be treated in the case of chikungunya.


Chikungunya, Viral Infection, Mosquito Borne Disease

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Gul, S., Aziz, S., & Tariq, S. (2014). Chikungunya - The Need for Instigating Awareness in Pakistan. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(2), 520-523.

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