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The disease is a type of bird flu or associated with chickens. So it is recommended to stop the intake of chicken.


The illness has nothing to do with chicken, or bird, flu, as some believe. The term is an adaptation of kungunyala, a verb in Makonde, a Tanzanian lingo, meaning "that which bends up." It describes the bent-up posture caused by severe joint pain, the hallmark of chikungunya.

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