Chikungunya fever transmission in the Americas - summary

Low levels of Chikungunya fever virus transmission is being reported by the following countries and localities:

  • Bolivia - affected department is Santa Cruz
  • Brazil - transmission in 153 municipalities in 18 states.
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador - almost 5,000 cases
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Colombia - most affected departments include Valle del Cauca 2527, Tolima 1321, Santander, Cundinamarca
  • Venezuela
  • Argentina - Provinces with locally acquired cases: Salta, Jujuy
  • Caribbean countries - no recent reports

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Chikungunya Fever.

Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure for travellers may be low in some places.

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. 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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