/If I visit an area where mosquitoes with chikungunya have been reported and I get bitten am I likely to get sick?

While there is no way to tell for certain, a majority of people who become infected with chikungunya virus will develop symptoms, usually three to seven days after they have become infected. Most people feel better within a week. There are some people who are at risk for more serious illness and these include older adults and people with chronic medical conditions.

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