Chikungunya: New Caledonia

by Wayne Ghesquiere on May 6, 2013

Chikungunya is an infection cause by mosquitoes causing fever, extreme joint paint, muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash.  There have been 5 cases confirmed by New Caledonia’s department of health, since April 2013.  Chikungunya can share similar symptoms to Dengue fever.  There is no cure for the disease.

Travellers are advised to practice daytime and nighttime insect precautions.  Please see: Protection against insect bites for further information.

It is important to seek travel health advice 4-6 weeks (if possible) prior to departure date to ensure you are aware of the risks and know protection methods for your destination(s).

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