By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Thailand’s Bureau of Epidemiology has reported a more than doubling of cases of the mosquito-borne viral disease, chikungunya in the country in the past month.

On May 24, Thai officials reported 1362 chikungunya cases in 53 provinces and according to the latest report on June 22, the tally has risen to 2,873 cases in 56 provinces.

No deaths have been reported.

Provinces with the highest incidence of chikungunya include Chanthaburi, Uthai Thani, Lamphun, Rayong and Trat.

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.

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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.

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