Chikungunya fever is increasing in Yucatan, Mexico

In the past week, the number of reported cases of chikungunya fever has increased from 147 to 559. Other states on the peninsula like Campeche and Quintana Roo have reported fewer cases.

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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.