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Chikungunya
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.

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.

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.
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