Prevention and control measures for chikungunya


Poster with information for travellers

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It is important to protect yourself from mosquito bites when staying in the affected areas in order to prevent becoming infected with the virus. How can travelers prevent mosquito bites?


Communication toolkit on chikungunya: How to prevent and control chikungunya

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Following an outbreak of chikungunya in the area of Ravenna, Italy in Summer 2007 and the increasing presence of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in Europe, ECDC has prepared a Chikungunya Communications Toolkit. It provides template materials containing background information and practical advice on chikungunya prevention and control and is targeting the general public, travellers and health practitioners.

Guidelines for mosquito surveillance

ECDC has produced guidelines to support the implementation of tailored surveillance for invasive and native mosquito species of public health relevance.

Factsheet about chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes to humans. The word ‘chikungunya’ means 'that which bends up', an allusion to the posture of the suffering patients. The most common symptom is joint pain.

Information for travellers to areas with chikungunya transmission

Individuals living in or travelling to endemic regions should take the following protective measures against mosquito bites, especially during the day,when the mosquitos are active