Chikungunya virus infections occurring in northern Philippines

Chikungunya virus infections have been reported from Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, Apayao and Baguio. So far there have been 902 possible cases identified in this region of northern Luzon. No deaths have been recorded. 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 may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

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