Chikungunya fever in Americas

It has been almost 1 year since the first case of chikungunya fever in the western hemisphere was reported from St. Martin in the Caribbean. Since then, there have been over 1 million cases, and transmission of this virus is continuing or has been reported from the following countries (places):

Caribbean - Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Haiti, St. Martin, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Barthelemy, Aruba, Dominica, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Central America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá


South America - Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Colombia, 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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