Chikungunya fever cases exceed 200,000 in Colombia

With 20,000 reported chikungunya cases in the past week, there have been more than 205,000 cases nationwide since the first case was reported in July 2014. 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.

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