Chikungunya transmission is continuing in Caribbean areas

Transmission of the chikungunya fever virus continues to be reported by Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, St. Barthélemy, and St. Martin. Transmission is likely to be continuing in other Caribbean islands and tourist resorts.

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Advice For Travellers

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.