Frequently Asked Questions
You can visit your family doctor or a general physician.
2. Will the patients with Chikungunya fever require hospitalization?
No. Most patients can be treated at home and monitored by blood tests. Hospital care is required rarely if joints are involved or if there is complication.
3. How can Chikungunya be prevented?
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 (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide; also known as N,N'-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide or NNDB), icaridin (also known as picaridin and KBR3023), PMD (p-menthane-3,8-diol, a substance derived from the lemon eucalyptus tree), 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