Chikungunya infections in Ecuador have increased rapidly

Almost 18,000 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Ecuador so far this year, principally in the provinces of Manabí, Esmeraldas and Guayas.

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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.