Update on chikungunya outbreak in Pakistan

Since the disease arose in the middle of December, there has been a total of 369 infected people in Khokhrapar, Ghariababad, Kalaboard and Ghazi Goth in the Malir District. However, the number of cases that appear daily has dramatically decreased from about 50 per day in mid December to only 5-10 cases per day in early January.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure for travellers may vary from place to place, it may be high in some localities.

All 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. This may account for the low numbers of reported cases in many countries. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported. Chikungunya virus infections may have long lasting health consequences.

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