Chikungunya disease (Chikungunya virus)

Clinical criteria
Any person with fever AND severe/incapacitating arthralgia not explained by other medical conditions

Laboratory criteria
At least one of the following four:
- Isolation of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV)
- Detection of CHIKV-specific RNA by RT-PCR
- Detection of CHIKV-specific IgM/IgG antibody in single serum sample
- Seroconversion to CHIKV-specific antibodies in samples collected at least one to three weeks apart

Epidemiological criteria
Residing in or having visited epidemic areas, having reported transmission within 15 days prior to the onset of symptoms

Case classification
A. Possible case
B. Probable case
Any person meeting the clinical criteria and with an epidemiological link
C. Confirmed case
Any person meeting the laboratory criteria

Current as of: 24 January 2019