By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Cases of chikungunya have been rising rapidly in Chad in the past weeks, suggesting a heavy vector load in the city of Abéché, the most affected area of the country.
A number of public health actions have been taken to include the deployment of a mission team of experts, active case search is taking place in health facilities and households, Risk communication and community engagement and vector control.
WHO says response activities need to be supervised to ensure spraying of all known vector sites and
disinfection of the whole city of Abéché. National and local authorities and partners need to urgently upgrade response activities to prevent a larger outbreak and spread beyond current geographical areas.
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