Suspected chikungunya fever outbreak in Hukkeri Taluk District,

There are reports of 8 suspected cases of chikungunya fever in four villages of Hukkeri Taluk District. The four villages include Hukkeri Taluk; Gejapati, Guthugutti, Rajagatti and Yellapur. There have been no cases of this infection reported in this area in 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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