Chikungunya fever continues to expand in tropical Bolivia

In Bolivia, Santa Cruz department is reporting approximately 3,000 suspected cases of chikungunya fever, while Cochabamba department is reporting cases of this infection for the first time (approximately 16 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.

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