Chikungunya may be present in Trinidad and Tobago

There are 3 people who are suspected of having chikungunya infections. The patients reside in Las Flores community in Belmopan. Laboratory tests to confirm these suspicions are underway. 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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