More chikungunya in Mexico and Central America

More cases of chikungunya fever are being reported by the following countries:

  • Mexico - slightly more than 4,200 cases, states that are currently reporting cases include Baja California Sur, Guanajuato, Jalisco and Guerrero
  • Honduras - 66,000 cases; most affected department is Francisco Morazan.
  • El Salvador - 34,157 cases
  • Nicaragua - 38,281 cases
  • Panama - 123 cases

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

Advice For Travellers

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.

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