More chikungunya fever cases reported in Malaysia

During the past 6 weeks, at least 20 cases of chikungunya fever have been reported in Malakajaya subdistrict in Duren Sawit district, East Jakarta. In the past 7 months in Indonesia, there have been cases of chikungunya virus infection in Bali, West Sumatra, Central Java, and West Java. 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 may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

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