Health emergency due to dengue, chikungunya and Zika in Amazonas, Brazil

Due the the threat of a possible epidemic of one or more of the three viruses transmitted by mosquitoes (dengue, chikungunya and Zika), state health authorities have declared a health emergency. So far this year, the state has registered 7,191 cases of dengue. There have been 152 people infected with chikungunya virus. However, only 34 people were suspected to have Zika virus infections, but 13 of these were not confirmed by laboratory testing.

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, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, are transmitted by the bites of infected mosquitoes. There may be serious illness, including death, as a result of these infections. Every traveller should make every effort to avoid mosquito bites when visiting this state.

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