Chikungunya is a virus, transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. The number one transmission agent for the disease is the yellow fever mosquito, an insect living in tropical areas like South America or Africa. There is no medication on the market to fight this virus -- instead, you address the symptoms and your body fights off the virus over time. If you or someone you know is suffering from Chikungunya, scroll to Step 1 to start understanding how the recovery process works.
The article proceeds to offer 13 helpful points on understanding the illness and recognizing and treating the symptoms, such as: looking for the symptoms in the acute phase; knowing the symptoms of the subacute phase; recognizing the chronic phase; knowing that in some cases, the disease can be asymptomatic; seeing a doctor and get the disease diagnosed; treating the fever and joint pains or arthritis with pain-relievers; doing short durations of mild exercise; using homeopathy; using acupressure; and understanding the disease mechanism; among many others. The solutions are fleshed out in the link below (with ample illustrations!).
Many thanks to Rod Fusco for this information.