Text page

Health and safety

Health and safety forum

chikungunya epidemic in Asia is much deadlier than you think

Posted by Freespirit on 3/7/2009 at 20:57

Chikungunya- which is an epidemic in Asia at the moment.
Is more deadlier than we can imagine. There have been many deaths related to chikungunya.
www.bio-medicine.org have many more websites this is just one.
(Chikungunya was one of more than a dozen agents that the United States researched as potential biological weapons.)
There is no press coverage of the deaths and the epidemic spread of chikungunya.Yet there is so much press coverage of the swine flu
why when more people are getting the chikungunya virus which can cause death.

#1 Freespirit has been a member since 3/7/2009. Posts: 7

Posted by MADMAC on 3/7/2009 at 21:57

For the same reason that Dengue and Malaria don't get a lot of western news coverage:

Because they are mosquito born diseases that don't thrive in the northern climates. Also, although the morbidity rate is high, it is not an extremely common infection. Dengue and Malaria are far more common.

#2 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957

Posted by BruceMoon on 4/7/2009 at 17:52


According to:


"Chikungunya fever is not a life threatening infection."

But, that said, I'd try and avoid any disease.


#3 BruceMoon has been a member since 27/12/2008. Location: Australia. Posts: 1,941

Posted by Freespirit on 4/7/2009 at 22:01


I seriously hope that all the re-searching i have found on Chikungunya on the internet is wrong.
It worries me, all I was searching for was a cure.

There are a few strains of chikungunya, the new strain carries MYCOPLASMA

Have so many website's but here are a few below to check out.
have many more but these will show people have and are dying from chikungunya.

Chikungunya claims 77 lives in Mauritius.
Chikungunya death toll raises in Madhya pradesh
REUNION Island in the indian ocean- 266.000 cases of chikungunya 254 were fatal.
Copy n paste these website's below for more info
no 3 cdc.gov is very interesting



#4 Freespirit has been a member since 3/7/2009. Posts: 7

Please login to add your reply

You need to be a Travelfish member to be able to add a post to the forum. After logging in you'll be returned to this page automatically to add your post. Not a member? Join up here.