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We have just returned from Thailand and it looks like we barely escaped a large-scale epidemics. It was associated with a chikungynya virus (CHIKV) but it seems like it is nothing that much dangerous. Is there a vaccine for it? I would like to know that in case we go to South Asia or Africa again.


Well, I don’t think there is any vaccine for that, and I guess it is because this virus does not represent any real danger to people. There are symptoms that are annoying, such as headache, fatigue, nausea and some others, but in a while that will pass. I guess the only effective thing you can do is prevent mosquito bites, since they are the carriers.