Public Health

Joint pain persists for 3 years after arbovirus infections

Reports of rheumatic symptoms persisting three years after people are diagnosed with acute arbovirus infections are common – but may also be a case of mistaken identity.   A Columbian study of 500 patients with clinically and serologically confirmed chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection found 123 reported persistent joint pain a median of 20 months after their ...

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