Chikunguya continues in French Polynesia

In the last 3 weeks of October, 541 cases of chikungunya have been reported, most of whom were registered in Tahiti. Overall, there have been several thousand cases in the current epidemic. 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.

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