Chikungunya fever found in Juarez, Mexico, for first time

Two people infected with the chikungunya virus have been diagnosed in Juarez, while the state of Chihuahua has reported 6 other cases.

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Advice For Travellers

While there are only a few cases reported, and the risk is probably low, travellers should be aware that 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. All 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.

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