New guidelines to prevent, detect, and monitor outbreaks of chikungunya fever in the Americas have been published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAN/WHO) in collaboration with the CDC (http://tinyurl.com/7nkoqyt).
This viral infection causes severe joint pain characteristic of the disease. Although chikungunya fever is rarely fatal, there is no specific treatment or vaccine for the disease.
Friedrich MJ. New Chikungunya Guidelines. JAMA. 2012;307(15):1573. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.480
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