Chikungunya cases increasing in Singapore

The number of reported cases in the current chikungunya fever outbreak has increased substantially from 100 cases to 184 cases in the past month. This number of cases is 3 times the total number that was reported during the past 3 years. 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 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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