Chikungunya fever reports continue in Brazil

Chikungunya fever virus is also present in Brazil, but at much lower levels than dengue fever. So far this year, there have been almost 12,000 suspected and reported cases nationwide. Small outbreaks have been registered in the states of Bahia, Amapá, Roraima, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Distrito Federal.

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Advice For Travellers

Since many persons with chikungunya fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities, the virus may be more widely spread than reports indicate. All 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. Chikungunya virus infections may have long lasting health consequences.

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