Chikungunya fever is spreading in Nicaragua

Ten new cases of chikungunya fever were reported today. Three of these cases occurred in the province of Masaya, while 20 cases have been diagnosed in the capital, Managua. Officially,there have been 81 confirmed cases since the virus was recently introduced in this country.

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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