By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Health officials in Thailand continue to report chikungunya cases. From January 1 through July 7, 4,500 cases from 32 provinces have been reported.
Pattani, Ranong, Phuket, Songkhla and Phang Nga provinces are among the hardest hit areas.
Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain, which is often debilitating. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue, and rash.
The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue and Zika, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where they are common. As there is no cure, treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.