Chikungunya outbreaks infect more this year than the past decade in India

There is extensive transmission of chikungunya in India this year. The following states and localities in particular continue to report significant transmission of this virus:

  •   Karnataka- 11,951 infected people
  • Delhi- 10,851 infected people
  • Maharashtra- 4,799 infected people
  • Haryana- 2,399 infected people
  • Punjab- 2,098 infected people
  • Rajasthan- 1,686 infected people
  • Jaipur- 1,545 infected people, thought to be the epicenter of the disease

All of these reports are taken from January to the end of October in 2016 and travellers should be aware that people are continuously testing positive for the disease.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure for travellers may vary from place to place, it may be high in some localities.

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. This may account for the low numbers of reported cases in many countries. 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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