Chikungunay fever outbreak reported in Villareal in Samar in the Eastern Visayas, Philippines

More than 250 cases of chikungunya fever have occurred in the town of Villareal in Samar in the Eastern Visayas Region. Travellers to this area can reduce their risk of exposure to chikungunya fever virus 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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