carpha's interim guidelines

Guidelines for Cruise Ships

What can cruise ships coming to the Caribbean do to prevent and prepare for Chikungunya?
  • Stay informed about the CHIKV situation in the countries on the itinerary.
  • Provide passengers and crew with prepared materials on CHIKV so that they are aware of the signs and symptoms, how CHIKV is transmitted and how it can be prevented.
  • Have insect repellent available for purchase on board the ship. Read more...

Guidelines for Hotels/Guesthouses

What can hotels and guesthouses in the Caribbean do to prevent and prepare for Chikungunya?
  • Stay informed about the CHIKV situation in your country, and in other Caribbean countries.
  • Provide staff and guests with information on CHIKV so that they are aware of the signs and symptoms, how CHIKV is transmitted and how it can be prevented.
  • Consider placing having insect repellents in every room, or having them available for purchase. Read more...

Guidelines for Travellers

All travellers are advised to:
  • Stay informed about the CHIKV situation in countries they are travelling to.
  • Prevent mosquito bites:
    • Use insect repellents on exposed skin. Insect repellents that contain DEET, Picaridin (also known as icaridin), oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or IR3535 are the most effective and safe when used according to the label. If also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second. Read more...

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Articles on Chikungunya

Collaborating to End the Chikungunya Scourge in the Region Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, March 9, 2015. Chikungunya in the Caribbean: Meeting... read more...
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, February 24, 2015.  The emergence of the Chikungunya virus in the Caribbean in 2013, led to more than 800,000... read more...
World Health Day 2014 Message from the Executive Director, CARPHA Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 4, 2014: The Caribbean Public Health Age... read more...
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has reported that for the first time, locally-acquired cases of chikungunya have been detected in the Cari... read more...
On December 12, 2013, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) received notification of ten confirmed cases of locally acquired chikungunya virus i... read more...