Bolivia: Increase in cases of arthritis in those who have contracted Chikungunya

Posted on July 21, 2015 • Filed under: Bolivia, Latin America Health reported…Cases of arthritis and rheumatism have increased significantly in the population, especially in people who contracted the virus chikungunya, they confirm specialists who are attending cases of patients before the disease suffered similar symptoms and now say their joints They cause them discomfort. The discomfort may last for more than 12 months.

Secondary symptoms affect young and old Martha is a 61-year-old, who in late February contracted chikungunya, she says, “especially on my hands and knees was painful and I lasted more than three weeks. Now I continue with the sore hands and if I walk my knees hurt a lot, “says the patient, who on Monday went to a health center where he is campaigning to treat arthritis and rheumatism, the two evils persist after contracting the virus transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Read Article

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