Chikungunya outbreak in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

Health authorities are reporting cases of chikungunya fever in various municipalities of the state, especially in Nova Iguaçu, where 71 people have been infected.

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

Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure for travellers may vary from place to place within the state.

All 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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