Chikungunya and Dengue fever are both viral infections spread by the Aedes mosquito.
The Aedes Aegypti is more likely to spread Dengue and the Aedes Albopictus, the Chikungunya virus. However, both types of mosquitoes can spread both diseases.
Dengue and Chikungunya are not contagious.
Mosquitoes are attracted to dark coloured clothing.
Dengue and Chikungunya mosquitoes bite during the day. The highest biting intensity is about 2 hours after sunrise and before sunset.
The female Anopheles mosquito bites at night, usually between 9pm and 5am.
Dengue and Chikungunya mosquitoes breed in clean water.
There is no specific vaccine or treatment for Dengue or Chikungunya.
Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) causes bleeding and sometimes shock – leading to death.
Chikungunya fever leads to joint pain which might turn chronic and have severe long term effects after the infection fades away.