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Chikungunya Fever in Nicaragua & Colombia

Posted by Stuart Rose on

Don't get bitten by daytime-biting mosquitoes! There is no vaccine.

Colombia: Chikungunya

According to Colombia's Ministry of Health, more than 6,900 cases of chikungunya fever a week are currently occurring, primarily in Huila, Tolima, and Valle del Cauca departments; the outbreak has peaked. More than 270,700 suspected and confirmed cases of chikungunya fever have been reported since mid-September 2014. Chikungunya is an arboviral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Travelers are advised to practice daytime insect precautions. Chikungunya should be considered in any traveler presenting with fever within 12 days of returning from this country.

Nicaragua: Chikungunya

According to PAHO, more than 23,690 suspected and confirmed cases of chikungunya fever have been reported since early October 2014; the outbreak has yet to peak. Chikungunya is an arboviral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Travelers are advised to practice daytime insect precautions. Chikungunya should be considered in any traveler presenting with fever within 12 days of returning from this country.


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