Chikungunya fever is widespread in Colombia

The states that are reporting large numbers of cases of chikungunya fever (including up to 25 deaths) include Norte de Santander, Cundinamarca, Huila, Tolima, Sucre, Bolivar and Atlantico.

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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