Additional deaths associated with Chikungunya in Puerto Rico

Two more people have died while infected with the chikungunya fever virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 10 in 2014. There have been more than 4,000 confirmed cases of chikungunya island wide.

Travellers to areas where chikungunya fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to this virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with chikungunya fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported. Chikungunya virus infections may have long lasting health consequences.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Chikungunya Fever.