Bahia, Brazil, struggles with 3 different viruses simultaneously

Dengue, zika and chikungunya viruses are causing major outbreaks in Bahia. There have been 45,000 cases of dengue, 33,000 of zika virus and 8,900 of chikungunya statewide.

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

Advice For Travellers

All three viruses are transmitted by mosquitoes. All travellers to this state should follow all precautions to avoid mosquito bites. It is likely that there are many more unreported cases in the community.

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