Returning traveller introduces chikungunya fever to Tahiti

A returning traveller who recently visited Guadeloupe in the Caribbean has been diagnosed as the first case of chikungunya fever in Tahiti. 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 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.

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