Rospotrebnazdor warned tourists about an unusual disease in France

The Federal service for supervision of consumer rights protection and human welfare has issued a warning about cases of chikungunya fever in France. A corresponding entry is published on the website of Rospotrebnadzor.

It is noted that this disease is more traditionally tropical areas of Africa, Southeast Asia as well as Mexico and Guatemala, but in recent years, carried by the mosquito-borne disease was detected in Italy and France. Thus, the National public health Agency Fifth Republic reported four cases of Chikungunya fever in the region of Provence.

The Agency explains that the main symptoms are fever up to 40 degrees, headaches, pain in muscles and joints. Furthermore, in most cases the disease does not lead to life-threatening complications.

On the website of the world health organization stated that the name “chikungunya” derives from a word in the language of kimakonde, meaning “to become contorted”, which corresponds to the stooped appearance of people suffering from joint pain. The cure for the disease there.