Chikungunya is increasing fast in Colombia

In just a short time since the chikungunya virus was introduced in Colombia (July 2014), 4,803 cases of this infection have been reported from 13 of the country's departments. 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.

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