Ministry of Health Malaysia and World Health Organization
is a viral infection caused by an arbovirus (Alphavirus of the
it spread ?
mosquitoes (which also spread dengue fever)
3. Severe or
chronic join pain (may last for more than three months) in mainly
wrists, ankles and fingers/toes.
are most often clinically indistinguishable from those observed in
Chikungunya in Malaysia
have been hit by Chikungunya in Malaysia as at Sept 6, 2008: Johor,
Pahang, Kelantan, Malacca (Melaka), Negeri Sembilan and Perak. However,
so far no fatalities associated with Chikungunya have been reported.
your chances of getting infected with Chikungunya
1. Clean your
house and surrounding neighborhood.
2. Make sure
there are no potential mosquito-breeding sites. Inspect your house or
surroundings once a week for such sites.
getting bitten by mosquitoes.
4. Use insect
repellents or mosquito coils or repellent mats.
think you have Chikungunya ?
If you have
symptoms of Chikungunya, seek medical help promptly at your nearest
clinic or hospital.
Alternatively, you can do a Chikungunya blood test at your nearest
diagnostic centre to rule out any possibilities!
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