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Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) belongs to the mosquito-borne alphavirus genus, in the family Togaviridae, and was first observed in epidemic form in Africa. Serologically, CHIKV belongs to the Semliki Forest (SF) subgroup of alphaviruses. Infection in humans is characterized by rash, high fever and, its hallmark feature, severe arthritis that can persist for years. CHIKV is a small, spherical, enveloped, positive-strand RNA virus. The virion consists of an envelope and a nucleocapsid. The envelope glycoproteins of alphaviruses are the distinguishing factors for testing. PMID: 20111039 Dengue virus is a member of the family Flaviviridae. There are four subtypes of the virus that are 60-80% homologous to one another. The dengue virus is endemic in tropical and subtropical climates where the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus that transmit the virus are widespread. Symptoms of dengue fever occur after a four day incubation and have an acute phase of five days. Symptoms of infection include fever, discrete macular or maculopapular rash. Subsequent infection of different subtypes can lead to Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome with more severe symptoms and higher mortality rates.[][] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Chikungunya virus RNA+Dengue virus RNA
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pl-PL Polish (Poland) Wirus Chikungunya RNA+wirus Dengi RNA
Synonyms: RNA wirusa Chikungunya i RNA wirusa Dengi