• Chikungunya Preventions

Prevention Of Chikungunya

There is no vaccine available commercially for Chikungunya prevention.

The most important step in the prevention of Chikungunya is to control the breeding and spread of mosquitoes by:

  • Eliminating their habitat
  • Getting rid of open sources of stagnant water or adding insecticides to them.

At an individual level, people can take the following measures to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes:

  • Using mosquito repellent creams while going out of the house.
  • Installing mosquito nets on windows of the house, or around the bed while sleeping.
  • Wearing long-sleeved clothes and long pants while going into a mosquito-infested area.