Tips for travelers against mosquito transmitted chikungunya virus

The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya has been spreading across the Caribbean and no is immune from it. It is not fatal but causes severe joint pain.


So far, Haiti has been the Caribbean country with the most recent confirmed outbreak of chikungunya. The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and several other Caribbean islands have seen an increase in the chikungunya virus as well.

So the question is: How do you protect yourself from the spread of the chikungunya virus? If I live in Haiti or just visiting, how do I make sure I don't end up with the virus?

So far Doctors have stated that the most effective means of prevention are protection against contact with the chikungunya disease-carrying mosquitoes and mosquito control. The suggest that people use insect repellents with substances such as DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide. Another way to prevent mosquito bites is to wear bite-proof long sleeves and long pants.

Your clothes also can be treated with pyrethroidsinsect repellent. Also make sure screens on windows and doors are in place to keep the mosquitos out.

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Mezanmi, samble "Chikungunya" oubye facon manman'm rele li "Chickin Gouyad" sa vini pou li tiye nou oui. Yo di, se pa de, ni twa dega lape fè an Ayiti. Kote bagay sa so ti mezanmi?

Kraze le zo

Antou ka, Dokdè di "Chickin Gouyad" sa pa tiye moun, min li ape kraze tout Koud a Bwa ou, tout Jenou ou.

Me ki sa yo di pou nou fè pou nou pa kite Mayingwin ki gin "Chickin Gouyad" mode ou:

- Itilize yon spray poo fè Mayingwin pa vini poze sou nou.

- Yo di ankor, se pou nou mete chemiz manch long ak pantalon long pou bet sa pa trouve kote nan kor nou pou yo mode.

- Pou moun yo ki kapab yo, mete net nan pot ak fenet kay nou pou Mayingwin tripot sa yo pa antre lakay nou san invitasyon

- Mete moustikè nan kaban kote nape domi.

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