Guyana is latest country to report cases of chikungunya fever

Health authorities in Guyana have reported 2 cases of chikungunya fever in Berbice. Guyana is the second country in mainland South America to report cases of this rapidly spreading infection.

Chikungunya virus infections may have long lasting health consequences. 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.

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