/How is it treated?

There are no antiviral medications to treat chikungunya virus. Most patients feel better within a week, and some might develop longer-term joint pain.

If you are sick, get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen or paractemal to reduce fever and pain can be used.

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