Chikungunya confirmed in Nicaragua

by Wayne Ghesquiere on October 10, 2014

The first 2 locally confirmed and acquired cases have been reported according to Nicaragua’s Ministry of Health.   To date there have been 26 imported cases reported.

Chikungunya fever is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.  Travellers are advised to practice daytime insect precautions.  Travellers should seek travel health advice 4-6 weeks prior to departure to learn more about chikungunya, dengue fever, malaria and other travel related risks.

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