Chikungunya still increasing in Colombia

During the past week, there have been 7,848 new cases of chikungunya fever. Since the introduction of the virus in this country, there have been more than 185,000 suspected and confirmed cases nationwide. Three deaths have been registered.

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.