Both chikungunya and dengue fever increasing in 2 provinces in Ecuador

Health authorities report that both dengue fever and chikungunya are increasing in the provinces of Orellana and Los Ríos. Among the 130 cases of dengue fever, there have been 2 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers to areas where both the dengue fever and chikungunya fever viruses are active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with these infections do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases of both diseases in the community than the reports indicate.