Chikungunya is reported by many states in Mexico

Overall, in Mexico, 10 states have reported almost 6,500 cases of chikungunya fever. The most affected state is Guerrero (more than 5,000 cases). Other states include:

  • Chiapas (1,000 cases in past week)
  • Colima
  • Jalisco
  • Mexico (municipalities of Ecatepec, Tlalnepantla, Toluca, Atlacomulco)
  • Michoacan
  • Sinaloa
  • Morelos (municipalities of Cuernavaca, Jiutepec, Cuautla, Yautepec, Jojutla, Zacatepec)
  • Oaxaca (municipalities of Juchitan, Salina Cruz, Tehuantepec)
  • Quintana Roo
  • Veracruz

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

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.

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