Chikungunya – Patient Interview in Spanish

Patient Interview from San Pedro Guatemala

Today’s podcast is another patient interview in Spanish. I interviewed Letty while studying at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala. She tells us about when she had Chikungunya.

Letty at the front desk of the San Pedro Spanish School
Letty at the San Pedro Spanish School

Chikunguna (also spelled Chickungunya) is a viral illness transmitted by the same mosquito as Zika and Dengue. It causes fever and joint pain. Those infected usually recover in about a week, but the joint pain can last for months. Some also experience a rash, as Letty describes in this interview. In the premium podcast we review the vocabulary, key phrases and grammar. You can subscribe to the premium podcast at

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Síntomas de Chikungunya

(la) fiebre

(los) escalofríos

(la) alergia
(el) sarpullido

a rash all over my skin
un sarpullido en toda la piel

pain all over the body
(el) dolor en todo el cuerpo

Gracias por escuchar. Thanks for listening.
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