Number of cases of dengue and chikungunya increase in Bahia, Brazil

By September 2016, there were more people infected with dengue and chikungunya than in all of 2015. To date, reports show 62,892 cases of dengue and 47,895 people infected with chikungunya in Bahia.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers to areas where these viruses are active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue or chikungunya infections do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.