Chikungunya virus Chikungunya virus (CHIK) is an arthropod-borne RNA virus (arbovirus) which causes an acute illness including fever, skin rash,
and incapacitating arthralgia. In recent outbreaks CHIK has caused excess deaths and increased morbidity
This DiseaseINFOPACK provides an up-to-date comprehensive review of current literature pertaining to Chikungunya virus including
its epidemiology (outbreaks), surveillance and dynamics. The report seeks to explore whether the virus is a real emerging threat
due to drivers such as global warming, changing distribution of Chikungunya virus vectors and population immunity. Lastly, past
and current candidate vaccine-based approaches to Chikungunya virus are discussed.