Chikungunya virus continues in Costa Rica

So far, health authorities are reporting 3,700 people infected with this virus. The most affected provinces include Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limon. These are the more tropical areas of the country where mosquitoes infected with this virus proliferate.

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Advice For Travellers

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.