Chikungunya fever cases increasing quickly in Bahia; new case in Rondônia, Brazil

A total of 70 municipalities in the state of Bahia have reported 1,903 cases of chikungunya fever. Meanwhile, the state of Rondônia is the latest to report an imported case from Venezuela.

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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