The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed a fourth case of chikungunya virus in a
Symptoms of chikungunya infection include fever, muscle and joint pain, and swelling of the joints. Individuals who think they may be infected with chikungunya virus should see their healthcare provider and stay indoors at least 10 days while they are sick, since mosquito bites can spread the disease to others abroad and at home.
Mosquitoes also pose the threat of
Follow these precautions to protect yourself and others from chikungunya virus,
Use a recommended mosquito repellent while you are outdoors.
Remove all sources of standing water around your home and yard to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.
Wear loose, light-colored, long clothing to cover the arms and legs when outdoors.
Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent. Mosquitoes that carry chikungunya virus are active during the day, especially at dawn and dusk.