This viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes manifests itself most often as a form of dengue (fever, muscle aches, sometimes rash) with more joint pain that can become very severe. The symptoms disappear in one to three weeks with possible extension of joint pains.
It has appeared late 2013 in the Caribbean area.
Severe forms are extremely rare.
The same precautions must be taken for dengue fever, the best prevention is to protect yourselve from mosquitoes.
It is advisable to consult a doctor if the symptoms described above appear and persist.
For more information about chikungunya, consult the website of the Institut Pasteur.