Chikungunya in Honduras and Costa Rica

Chikungunya fever continues this year in Honduras where there have already been 50 reported cases. In Tegucigalpa, an average of 5 cases are seen daily while in San Pedro Sula, the number is 7 or 8 a day.

In Costa Rica, there are at least 70 new cases that became infected by local mosquitoes. Residents of Abangares and Carrillo have been heavily affected.

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.

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

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