Chikungunya: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

The following measures can be adopted for the prevention of Chikungunya
  • Elimination of stagnant water at home, schools and work place to avoid breeding of mosquitoes.
  • Using insect repellents with substances such as DEET, icaridin, PMD or IR3535.
  • Use of mosquito repellent cream on exposed skin.
  • Using mosquito screens or nets in non-air-conditioned rooms.
  • Wearing the long sleeved clothes like long trousers of a light shade for protection against mosquitoes.
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Watch Out

  • Extreme pain in the joints, difficulty in movement
  • Sometimes there maybe infection of the conjunctiva of the eye and some photophobia
  • Bleeding (may occur rarely)

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have high fever, severe joint pain or any other above mentioned symptoms.

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