Chikungunya fever in Mexico and Central America

Cases of chikungunya occur frequently in tropical and sub-tropical countries and islands in the Americas. Some countries that are currently reporting cases include:

Mexico: nationally, there have been 6,314 cases. Nearly all states are reporting some cases, including the following:

  • Guerrero
  • Oaxa
  • Campeche
  • Jalisco
  • Michoacan
  • Morelos
  • Quintana Roo
  • Sinaloa
  • Tamaulipas
  • Yucatan

Honduras: at least 72,000 case with 2 deaths. The most affected province is Francisco Morzan.

Nicaragua: At least 10,000 cases with 1 death since the virus first appeared in 2014.

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

Advice For Travellers

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. 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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