In Mexico, Veracruz and Querétaro report both dengue fever and chikungunya

In Veracruz, almost 1,100 cases of chikungunya fever and 1,500 cases of dengue fever have been reported. The most affected areas include Veracruz, Boca del Río, Coatzacoalcos and Juan Rodríguez Clara.

In Querétaro, there have only been 11 cases of chikungunya and 13 cases of dengue. Health authorities have stated that all the cases of chikungunya were imported into the state by returning travellers from the states of Chiapas, Guerrero y Michoacán.

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

Advice For Travellers

All travellers to areas where both the dengue fever and chikungunya fever 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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