SOURCE - WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION - COUNTRY OFFICE FOR INDIA
How does Chikungunya spread?
•Through bite of female infected mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.
•Mosquito usually transmits the disease by biting an infected person and then biting someone else.
–An infected person cannot spread the infection directly to other persons (i.e. it is not a contagious disease).
•Aedes aegypti mosquitoes bite during the day time. They breed in anything that holds clean water including tyres, coconut shells, flower pots, storage pans and cooling systems.