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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hi Dr.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I want to know how does one get chikengunia
Doctor :   Go ahead with ur query..
Doctor :   Chikungunya virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito
User :   does it spread from one person to other?
Doctor :   no
User :   is there a vaccination available for this?
Doctor :   no
User :   how long it takes to cure this?
Doctor :   It is a viral infection and takes ~ 10 for recovery
User :   10 days you mean?
Doctor :   y
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User :   why is this acting like this
User :   I did not do anything
Doctor :   That is ok , it must be technical pproblem
Doctor :   Depending on the severity of infection, it may take 10 days or more
User :   so you mean there is not preventive measure to avoid chiungunia
Doctor :   Prevention is preventing mosquito bite
Doctor :   like malaria prevention
User :   which is very difficult
Doctor :   I know
User :   yes..I understand...
Doctor :   But it is possible
User :   nothing works now days
Doctor :   Yea
User :   thanks for your help
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Take care
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