Global rise in Chikungunya infections – It's a disease with an exotic name, painful symptoms and no treatment or vaccine. It's endemic in Asia and Africa, and it recently spread to the Americas -- where nearly 1 million people have been infected and 150 have died. Here, a doctor examines a patient in El Salvador for signs of Chikungunya.
Global rise in Chikungunya infections – The Chikungunya virus is spread through the bite of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquito species, which are local to the Americas.
Global rise in Chikungunya infections – Blood tests are the only means of confirming infection with Chikungunya.
Global rise in Chikungunya infections – People living in affected regions are advised to sleep under bed nets to avoid being bitten by infected mosqutoes.