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Chikungunya prevention - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi, this is Yedulla from Birlasoft
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :  
All over city is suffering from chicken guniya
User :  
how can we prevent it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Chikungunya
User :   yes
Doctor :  
is transmitted via mosquito bite
User :  
yes
Doctor :  
So the best one can do is stopping it at this level
User :  
last week me my sister and my 6 months baby was effected by it
Doctor :   It is caused by a day mosquito bit
Doctor :  
and not the night one
User :  
hmmmmmmmmmm
Doctor :  
So, you can make a note of it
User :  
is there any vaccine?
Doctor :  
Protect yourself with full clothing
Doctor :  
No vaccine as such
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
Use a mosquito repellant like Odomos
Doctor :  
on your exposed parts
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Have the mosquito repellant,eg. Good Knight even in the day at home
Doctor :  
The rest is left to the health authorities to do
User :  
but there is no use of good night on mosquitoes
Doctor :  
This is what you can do at your best
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   do we need to take care of water purification also?
Doctor :   It has nothing to do with Chikungunya
User :  
is there any chanse to repeat the chikungunya?
Doctor :  
Care should be taken to avoid collection of water in the surrounding areas
Doctor :   Like what repeat you are asking?
User :   can it effect me again?

Doctor :   You will be immune to it

Doctor :  
But sometimes repeat infections are also seen
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But take the necessary precautions
Doctor :  
that should prevent you more
User :   ok thanks doctor
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :  
no thanks
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