Chikungunya is spreading in Brazil

The first case of chikungunya fever that was acquired from local mosquitoes has been reported in Guará 2, one of the satellite cities of Brasilia. It is likely that more cases will be registered in the coming weeks.

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.

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

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