Chikungunya fever virus continues to spread in Mexico

With slightly more than 11,200 people infected with the chikungunya fever virus, the Mexican Department of Epidemiology reports that the virus has spread to 28 states, with Veracruz, Michoacan, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas being hit the hardest.

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Advice For Travellers

While the total number of cases is not alarming compared tot he overall population of Mexico, this virus is expected to continue to spread widely. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place, and the traveller can minimize their risk 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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