Chikungunya fever virus is circulating around Zamboanga City, Philippines

Four cases of chikungunya fever have been reported in Zamboanga City. The patients resided in the villages of Guiwan and Lunzuran. The diagnosis of chikungunya indicates that the virus is circulating in infected mosquitos in this area.

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Advice For Travellers

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.