Many municipalities in Bahia, Brazil, affected by chikungunya fever

In the state of Bahia, there have been at least 7,000 cases of chikungunya fever. Cases of this infection have been reported by the municipalities of Feira de Santana, Valente, Riacao do Jacuipe, Salvador, Ribeira do Pombal,
Vera Cruz, Baixa Grande, Capela do Alto Alegre, Ipira, São Domingos.

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Advice For Travellers

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.