Chikungunya gradually increasing in Paraguay

Most of the 1,362 reported cases of chikungunya have occurred in Central Department, specifically in the municipalities of Villa Elisa, San Lorenzo, Fernando de la Mora, Luque, among others.

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Advice For Travellers

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.