Chikungunya fever cases reported in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

There are reports of 3 cases of of chikungunya fever in Achankuttapatti in Ayothiyapattinam block near Salem. Anotehr 50 people are reported to be suffering from fever. Anti-mosquito measures are being implemented.

Travellers to this area can reduce their risk of exposure to chikungunya fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with chikungunya fever may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Chikungunya Fever.

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