Chikungunya continues to increase in Nicaragua
Nicaragua continues to accumulate more cases of chikungunya fever, with a total so far of 4,153 cases. 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.