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What is the difference between dengue malaria and chikungunya?
Last Updated: 10th February, 2020
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Also asked, how can you tell the difference between dengue and chikungunya?
Initial symptoms for chikungunya include fever, joint and muscle pain, eye infection and rashes while for dengue initially the symptoms involve fever, pain in joints, eye pain and rashes. In chikungunya, rashes appear on the torso and the arms while in dengue, they appear on the arms and the face.
One may also ask, how does dengue chikungunya and malaria diseases are spread? Unlike Malaria, which is associated with Anopheles mosquito, Dengue and Chikungunya are infections spread by the Aedes mosquito. While both Dengue and Chikungunya are insect-borne viral diseases, Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium that normally spread through infected mosquitoes.
In this regard, are dengue and malaria the same?
Malaria is caused by Plasmodium - a single-celled parasite that is transmitted through the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito. Dengue, on the other hand, is also transmitted by a mosquito bite - the Aedes mosquito to be precise.
Can dengue and chikungunya occur together?
INTRODUCTION: Dengue and chikungunya (CHIK) infections appear to be increasing in all parts of India. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are common vectors for dengue virus (DENV) and CHIK virus (CHIKV). In areas where both viruses cocirculate, they can be transmitted together.