Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika -- all present in Bahia, Brazil

The state of Bahia is reporting 62,635 suspected cases of Zika infection, 19,231 suspected cases of chikungunya and almost 49,600 cases of dengue fever.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Chikungunya Fever, Dengue Fever, and Zika Fever.

Advice For Travellers

All three of these viruses are transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. All travellers to areas where dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses are active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with these infections do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases of both diseases in the community than the reports indicate.

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