Chikungunya starting to spread in Paraguay

With 44 reported cases, chikungunya fever is beginning to spread in Paraguay. So far, most of the infections have been concentrated in the Central Department in the municipality of Fernando de la Mora. However, sporadic cases have also been reported from Villa Elisa, Nemby, Luque, Ypané, Lambaré, and San Lorenzo. More cases can be expected.

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.

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

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