Chikungunya continues to expand in Paraguay

With 100 newly reported cases of chikungunya, the total so far nationwide has reached 1,000 cases in recent months. While the majority of the cases live in the metropolitan area of the capital, Asuncion, major outbreaks have occurred in the departments of Paraguarí (in the cities of Pirayú, Paraguarí) and Cordillera.

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.

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