Both dengue fever and chikungunya are public health problems in Ecuador

So far this year, there have been 11,897 reported cases of chikungunya, as well as almost 18,000 cases of dengue fever nationwide. Most affected provinces include Esmeraldas, Sucumbíos and Los Río.

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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.