Chikungunya now found in 10 Mexican states

Chikungunya fever virus has now been detected in 10 Mexican states. So far,there have been almost 1,500 reported cases. Guerrero has the highest number of cases, followed by Oaxaca and Chiapas. The other affected states include Campeche, Coahuila, Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, and Veracruz.

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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.