Mosquitoes become more active during summer and that increases the risk of mosquito borne diseases like malaria dengue Zika and chikungunya. Mosquito borne diseases are one of the major health problems in India killing hundreds of people every year. Chikungunya is one the commonly occurring diseases during the monsoon season but the most neglected one. As the raining season is here it's high time you follow preventive measures to keep mosquitoes out of your home. Characterised by high fever (typically >39 C [102 F]) and severe debilitating joint pain usually bilateral and symmetric chikungunya can be detected by a series of blood tests.