Prevention and control measures for chikungunya

Guidelines for mosquito surveillance

ECDC has produced guidelines to support the implementation of tailored surveillance for invasive and native mosquito species of public health relevance.

Factsheet about chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes to humans. The word ‘chikungunya’ means 'that which bends up', an allusion to the posture of the suffering patients. The most common symptom is joint pain.

Information for travellers to areas with chikungunya transmission

Individuals living in or travelling to endemic regions should take the following protective measures against mosquito bites, especially during the day,when the mosquitos are active