CHIKUNGUNYA: the virus that "bends up"

Chikungunya is a virus transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes (the same mosquito species that transmit dengue). The virus's name comes from the Makonde language of Tanzania and means "that which bends up." (Photos by: Luz Sosa PAHO/WHO) For more information: https://www.paho.org/chikungunya