Chikungunya Prevention

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In order to prevent a virus we must first learn its history; how it came about and where, we must then take into perspective how it is spread and then take preventative measures to ensure that the minimal amount of people are infected. A virus is simply defined as a non-living, infectious agent that must use a host cell in order to replicate. What makes these viruses so dangerous is that they’re numerous, and thus easy to spread and catch. This is not to say that every virus affects us, some may lay dormant for extended periods of time, and may not even show signs and affect us, others on the other hand show signs but are very similar to other symptoms of a virus making them hard to diagnose without proper testing.
Chikungunya Virus (Also
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According to reports from the Caribbean, (Jamaica specifically), prevention has been aimed toward educating people on how to avoid catching this disease. The health ministries of these islands affected have also taken preventative actions other than education in fogging suspected mosquito breeding grounds as to lower the amount of mosquitos around. Main focus points have been airports as well as seaports, and hotels as well. This is due in part that if an infected visitor were to enter one of these countries the chances of a mosquito extracting blood, (and thus the virus,) would be greatly decreased. These prevention methods conform to WHO standards by taking in one of the most critical aspects to preventing the disease, which is educating the people who are affected as to the safest way to prevent catching or even spreading the disease. The best way to overcome something is to prevent it from ever happening, and this is exactly what all these countries are trying to do and this not only includes those in the Caribbean, but all over the world; for a virus is something that is easily spread, some more than

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