As of December 16, 2014 the Ministry of Health in Ecuador has now confirmed 3 locally acquired cases of chikungunya. The 3 cases of chikungunya fever have been confirmed from the Province of Manabí.
Chikungunya fever is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. The chikungunya mosquito, like Dengue, are daytime bitters. There is no vaccine to prevent chikungunya fever; travellers are advised to practice daytime insect precautions.
If you have returned from travel and are experiencing a fever within 12 days of returning, you are advised to seek medical advise. Inform your medical provider of your recent travels.
Travel health advise should be considered before any trip abroad. It is important you are up to date on current health recommendations (even if you have been to the country before). The Nova Travel Medicine & Immunization Clinic will ensure your immunization history is reviewed, type of travel, itinerary and any other concerns are addressed during our personalized consultations. Call to book your appointment today!
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