Chikungunya reported in Mandera County Kenya

At least 580 people have been diagnosed with chikungunya fever in Mandera County. Measures are being implemented to control the mosquito population.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure for general travellers may be low, it may be high in areas where the virus is actively circulating.

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.