Small outbreak of chikungunya fever reported in Hukkeri Taluk, India

A small outbreak of chikungunya fever involving 8 cases has been reported in four villages (Hukkeri Taluk; Gejapati, Guthugutti, Rajagatti) in the Belgaum District. No cases of this disease had been reported for the past 2 years. 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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