More than 2,500 cases of chikungunya in Nicaragua

Since the introduction of the chikungunya virus in Nicaragua last year, the number of reported cases has grown to 2,584 cases. Recently, 22 new cases were reported, most of whom occurred in Managua while some were reported from the department of Jinotega.

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.

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

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