Big increase in chikungunya fever cases in Singapore

More than 100 cases of chikungunya fever have been reported in Singapore this year. Usually there are only 3-6 cases per year. Travellers to areas where chikungunya fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to this virus (and also to dengue fever) by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with chikungunya fever may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

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