Big increase in chikungunya infections in Karnataka State, India

So far this year, there have been 1,774 cases of chikungunya fever statewide. The most affected areas include Bengaluru City and Bengaluru Urban district. The total so far is 3 times the number of cases reported last year.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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.

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