Chikungunya fever is now reported from various provinces in the Philippines

Oubreaks of chikungunya fever have been reported in Albay, Ilocos, Cagayan de Oro, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Davao. Travellers to these area can reduce their risk of exposure to chikungunya fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with chikungunya fever may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

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