Chikungunya fever virus is widespread in India

This year, 13 out of the 28 provinces in India have reported a cumulative total of approximately 10,000 infected people. Since many people who are infected have relatively mild symptoms and are not reported in official statistics, there is considerable underreporting of this infection. There may be many more cases in the community.

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

Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure for travellers may vary from place to place, it may be high in some localities.

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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