Now available the new VIASURE Chikungunya Virus Real Time PCR Detection Kit designed for specific identification of Chikungunya virus in clinical samples from patients with signs and symptoms of Chikungunya virus infection.
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arthropod-borne virus (arboviruses) transmitted to humans mainly by infected mosquitos of theAedes genus, specifically Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. Although perinatal vertical transmission has also been reported.
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) cannot be distinguishing from other human infections as Dengue fever and Zika virus infection, other tropical and acute febrile diseases. Therefore, differential diagnosis for a patient with suspicious clinical symptoms who is living in or returning from travel to an endemic area should be performed.
Patients infected with this virus typically present acute onset of fever, myalgia, joint swelling and headache, and even sometimes conjunctivitis, maculopapular rash and/or gastrointestinal symptoms. Even though, the hallmark clinical symptom of CHIKV is a bilateral migratory arthralgia, often intense, affecting mainly the small joints of the extremities. Indeed, the persistence of joint pain and stiffness is the major long-term complication, which may last years after resolution of the initial infection.
This test is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of the Chikungunya virus in combination with clinical and epidemiological risk factors.
NOW! Shelf-life: 24 months in all our VIASURE products. Transport and storage at room temperature.