/Are there any precautions I need to take?

To protect yourself and your family from any mosquito borne infection, eliminate breeding sources like standing water from your yard. Use DEET or other insect repellent; use mosquito nets around beds and cribs if you are in an area with a lot of mosquito activity. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk; however, some species are active during the daytime as well.

Although Clark County residents are not currently at risk for acquiring chikungunya locally, there are other mosquito-borne diseases that residents can catch from our local mosquitoes, including West Nile Virus. If you have recently travelled to an area with known chikungunya infection and you develop symptoms, your healthcare provider can answer questions you might have.

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