Chikungunya continues in Mexico and Central America

Mexico (Tamaulipas state), Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama continue to report people infected with the chikungunya virus. Honduras has reported the most cases (almost 10,000), but since many people with this infection do not seek medical care, there is considerable under-reporting of this illness in all countries.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure for travellers may be low, it may vary from place to place.

All 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. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported. Chikungunya virus infections may have long lasting health consequences.