Imported cases of chikungunya now in Peru

Peruvian authorities have reported the 4th case of chikungunya fever in travellers returning from abroad. It is very likely that local transmission of this virus will occur, and Peru will follow other countries and discover many more cases. 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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