Chikungunya continues in Honduras

This year, there have been more than 15,000 reported cases of chikungunya fever (20,600 if you add the cases from last October when the virus was first introduced in Honduras). Most of the cases have been reported from Choluteca, Valle, and Cortés.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Chikungunya Fever.