Chikungunya strikes in Batangas, Philippines

A chikungunya fever outbreak has affected 55 people in Tingloy and some of the surrounding villages. Travellers to areas where chikungunya fever virus is active canreduce their risk of exposure to this virus by taking all necessary precautionsto avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with chikungunya fever may not seekmedical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be manymore cases in the community that are not reported.

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