New outbreak of chikungunya fever in Ganjam District, Odisha, India

There are reports of 15 cases of chikungunya fever during the last week in the village of Mallikeswara in Ganjam district. Chikungunya virus infections may have long lasting health consequences. 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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