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      Latest update: - Authors: Nele Alders, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

      Chikungunya is an infection spread by the Aedes mosquito. These mosquitoes mainly bite during daytime.

      Most people have no symptoms. However, some develop symptoms after a few days to a maximum of two weeks, such as:

      • fever
      • nausea
      • headache
      • joint and muscle pain
      • red blotchy rash

      There is no specific treatment for this disease.

      Risk areas

      The disease occurs in (sub-)tropical regions. There is usually no risk above an altitude of 2000 metres.

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      Mosquito-repellent measures

      Be thorough in the use of mosquito-repellent measures, from sunrise to sunset.


      There is no suitable vaccine for travellers.

      In case of symptoms

      Seek medical advice if you suffer any symptoms.