Communication toolkit on chikungunya: How to prevent and control chikungunya
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.
The template materials are targeted at three key audiences: the general public in affected areas, visitors travelling to affected areas and health practitioners. Communicators in the Member States can adapt these materials, which include factsheets, brochures, posters and presentations, for use at national level.
For further information and to send us a feedback on the chikungunya toolkit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brochure for the general public
Advice to the general public in areas where the mosquitoes Aedes albopictus or Aedes aegypti mosqitoes are presentRead more
Factsheet for health practitioners
Information for health practitioners: vectors, clinical presentation, risk of local transmission, complicationsRead more
Factsheet for the general public
Chikungunya is a virus that is transmitted from human to human mainly by infected Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.Read more
Factsheet for travellers
How do humans become infected by Chikungunya? How can I prevent becoming infected by Chikungunya?Read more
Poster with information for travellers
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?Read more
Presentation to health practitioners
Information to healthcare practitioners: What is Chikungunya? What are the symptoms? Facts on transmission and epidemiology. Recommended preventive measures for personal protection.Read more
Presentation to the general public
Presentation with general information on chikungunya, its symptoms, risk areas, preventive measuresRead more