Chikungunya fever is spreading in Guerrero, Mexico

In an effort to control the spread of chikungunya fever, mosquito control measures (fumigation of streets and in homes) are being applied in the tourist city of Acapulco, where there are 2,000 suspected cases of this infection. The state of Guerrero has reported about half of all the cases in Mexico.

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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