Chikungunya virus in Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border area, India

A small number of (6) of chikungunya fever infections has been detected in Gudipadara village in Odisha's Ganjam district which is located along the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border area.

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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.