Chikungunya is a major risk in Honduras; dengue is a risk also

With approximately 1,000 new cases of chikungunya fever reported every week, chikungunya fever continues to spread nationwide. The total number of cases is now slightly greater than 34,000. In addition, over 20,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported.

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

Advice For Travellers

Travellers to areas where both the dengue fever and chikungunya fever viruses are active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with these infections do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases of both diseases in the community than the reports indicate.