CHIKUNGUNYA ADVICE TO TRAVELERS

The best way to prevent Chikungunya infection is to avoid mosquito bites. Therefore, when travelling to countries with ongoing outbreaks of Chikungunya fever, CARPHA would like to advise that you take proper precautions to prevent being bitten.

You can protect yourself by:Click to Download Poster

  • Using insect repellants containing DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535 on exposed skin
  • Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Using air conditioning or having windows/doors securely closed or screened when indoors
  • Sleeping under mosquito nets

We encourage you to continue to visit our CARPHA website, www.carpha.org for weekly updates and facts on chikungunya and the situation in the Caribbean.

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