Major outbreak of chikungunya fever in Kenya

An outbreak of chikungunya fever in Mandera County has resulted in the hospitalization of at least 540 people in several health care centres.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure for travellers may be low, it may be quite high in areas where there is an outbreak.

All 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.