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O'nyong Nyong Virus

Insect borne virus spread by mosquitoes in East and West Africa, as well as Zimbabwe. Symptoms include high fever, joint pain, headache and swollen lymph nodes. Sometimes there is a general rash. Recovery can take two weeks.

There have been no serious long-term problems after an infection but pregnant women have had increased miscarriage because of infection. There is no specific treatment but general mosquito precautions should be observed. This disease co-exists with malaria so general precautions against malaria should be observed.

O'nyong Nyong Virus links:
African Health Sciences http://www.ajol.info/viewarticle.php?id=1622&jid=45& layout=abstract
ncib http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd= Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10644846&dopt=
Abstract Stanford

University Description and overview http://www.stanford.edu/group/virus/adeno /2000/ono.html
cdc http://www.cdc.gov/epo/dphsi/annsum/1996/96hil ites.htm