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How can I protect myself from Chikungunya?

There is no vaccine or medication to prevent chikungunya virus infection or disease. It is advised to:
 
  • Reduce mosquito exposure
  • Use air conditioning (mosquitoes do not like cold temperatures) or window/door screens
  • Use mosquito repellents on exposed skin
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Wear permethrin treated clothing
  • Empty standing water from outdoor containers
  • Support local ventor control programs
  • People at increased risk for severe disease should consider not traveling to areas with ongoing chikungunya outbreaks
  • If your are sick with chikungunya, avoiding mosquito bites will help prevent further spread of the virus
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