Chikungunya fever continues where it first began in the Americas - St. Martin

Chikungunya virus transmission continues in St. Martin in the Caribbean where it was first introduced in the Americas over one year ago. In the last several weeks, there have been more than 100 new cases of this infection. 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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