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WHO Chikungunya Guidelines and Documents

Overview of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, manuals and resources for prevention, control and outbreak response for chikungunya. Please visit also the WHO website to check for recent updates of the documents.

Chikungunya Fever fact sheet (WHO, SEARO).
Proposed case definition of Chikungunya Fever (WHO, SEARO).
Guidelines on Clinical Management of Chikungunya Fever. Experts engaged in managing patients with chikungunya fever in the Region were brought together by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia to outline guidelines for managing various situations and stages of the disease. This publication is the end result of that exercise and is intended to assist health-care providers in planning and implementing appropriate care to patients with chikungunya fever according to their actual clinical conditions. Date: October 2008.
Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Chikungunya Fever This guideline for the prevention and control of chikungunya fever (CF) is intended for use by all peripheral health workers in the Region and is based on the strategy outlined above. This document will focus mainly on preventing, predicting and detecting outbreaks, and after detection, investigating and containing them. Date: 2009.
Manual for Indoor Residual Spraying: Application of Residual Sprays for Vector Control. The objective of this illustrated manual (aimed at pest-control workers) is to ensure the safe and correct application of a residual insecticide to indoor surfaces on which malaria vectors may rest. However, it also applicable for any other vector-borne diseases where indoor residual spraying would be an appropriate means of vector control. Date: 2002.
Handbook for Integrated Vector Management. The intention of this handbook on integrated vector management (IVM) is to provide guidance to the managers of vector-borne disease control programmes, including comparable officials in health and other sectors involved in vector-borne disease control. The target audience is managers and officials at central, district and lower administrative levels. The handbook provides background information to complement the Core structure for training curricula on integrated vector management and associated training materials. Date: 2013.

CDC Chikungunya Guidelines and Documents

Overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, manuals and documents for prevention, control, clinical handling for shikungunya. Please visit also the CDC website to check for recent updates of the documents.

Fact sheet: General Information for Healthcare Providers. Date: 22 July 2014.
Guidelines for Preparedness and Response for Chikungunya Virus Introduction in the Americas. The guidelines are meant to be useful tool that can be adapted and applied by each member country to establish the most appropriate strategies for prevention and control of Chikungunya virus. Date: 4 April 2012.
Updated diagnostic testing for Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses in US Public Health Laboratories. Date: 13 January 2016.
Notice to Public Health Officials and Clinicians: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Chikungunya Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from the Caribbean. Chikungunya virus infection should be considered in patients with acute onset of fever and polyarthralgia, especially those who have recently traveled to the Caribbean. Healthcare providers are encouraged to report suspected chikungunya cases to their state or local health department to facilitate diagnosis and to mitigate the risk of local transmission. Date: 13 December 2013.
Instructions for sending diagnostic specimens to CDC’s Arbovirus Diagnostic Laboratory. Date: 26 November 2012.
Protection Against Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Insects and Arthropods: Details on products and practices to reduce your exposure to mosquitoes and other dangerous vectors. Date: 10 July 2015.
Surveillance and Control of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the United States The primary objective of this document is to provide guidance for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus surveillance and control in response to the risk of introduction of dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and yellow fever viruses in the United States and its territories. This document is intended for state and local public health officials and vector control specialists. Date: 25 January 2016.