Q. Consider the following statements about Chikungunya disease
1.It is a bacterial disease transmitted to humans by the mosquitoes
2.At present, there is no vaccine to treat/prevent Chikungunya disease
Which of the above statement is/are correct?
- Statement 1 is incorrect: It is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. Chikungunya virus is most often spread to people by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. These are the same mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus.
- Statement 2 is correct: Presently, There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Chikungunya virus infection.
Source: Indian Express