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Chikungunya Virus Infection in Haiti (Update)

02 Jun 2014

The local media has reported on the chikungunya situation in Haiti. The outbreak which was first reported on 6 May 2014, has spread dramatically. A total of 15 000 cases have been recorded in 95 out of 144 municipalities of the country despite preventive measures.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.