Chikungunya virus outbreak is spreading in Sukabumi, West Java

Chikungunya virus has spread to five districts in Sukabumi, West Java. At least 399 cases have occurred in the 5 districts. The most severely affected district is Cikole. 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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