Chikungunya fever now reported in Oaxaca, Mexico

In addition to the states of Guerrero and Chiapas, the state of Oaxaca is now reporting 121 cases of this infection. In Mexico, perhaps due to active mosquito control measures, such as fumigation of houses, the rapid spread of this virus seems to be contained somewhat, unlike in other countries in Central America.

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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