What you need to know

What you need to know

Signs and symptoms, and how to avoid mosquitoes that may carry Chikungunya.

What is Chikungunya?

Chikungunya is a viral infection transmitted to humans most often by two types of mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, both of which bite aggressively in daytime.

How can I avoid getting it?

Since there is currently no vaccine available for chikungunya, mosquito repellents are key. Try to prevent it with All Out® Ultra Power+™ Fan. Its Power+™ technology can cover an entire room at any time of the day to help protect you from chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes. You can also wear long sleeves and pants, and stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens.

Where is it most common?

Outbreaks have occurred in over 60 countries including tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. In recent decades, it has spread to Europe and the Americas.

What are signs and symptoms?

Most people infected with chikungunya virus will develop some symptoms, beginning usually 4-8 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, nausea, fatigue and rash. Most patients recover fully, but in some cases joint pain may persist for months.

Learn More About Chikungunya

World Health Organization—Chikungunya

Disclaimer: This is provided for your information only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Should you have any symptoms or concerns, please contact your doctor.