Chikungunya in Nicaragua continues in 2015

With 51 new cases of chikungunya fever reported in January, the total number of cases since the virus was first introduced in this country last year has reached 3,483 known cases. 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.

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.

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

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