Chikungunya in Papua New Guinea

by Wayne Ghesquiere on October 12, 2012

According to the Ministry of Health in Papua New Guinea, there have been 14 confirmed cases of chikungunya in the Sandaun Province since June 2012. These are the first cases to be reported, however there are more cases suspected. Since chikungunya is transmitted by mosquitoes, travelers are advised to use insect precautions day and night.

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