Repurposed Drug Straightens Out Chikugunya

Researchers from Singapore have shown that an existing immune suppressing drug can be used to treat debilitating joint pain caused by the mosquito-borne virus.

Chikungunya Misdiagnosis Masks True Disease Burden Worldwide

This viral disease is often misreported as better-known dengue; as such, chikungunya is likely to be found in many additional countries.

South Asia’s Dengue & Chikugunya Burden Much Higher Than Expected

Although 93 percent of the people tested had been previously infected, only one percent was aware that they had been ill from dengue.

Veredus’ Lab-On-A-Chip Detects Tropical Disease Infections

Veredus has launched a lab-on-a-chip that can identify 13 different major tropical diseases from a single blood sample.

Immune Response Causes Joint Pain In Chikungunya Patients

A study has found that patients with chikungunya fever experience persistent joint pain due to high amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines being produced.