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Chikungunya Virus Infection in Trinidad and Tobago

07 Aug 2014

As of 1 August 2014, Trinidad and Tobago have reported 2 confirmed cases of chikungunya virus infection that have been locally acquired. Three confirmed, imported cases have also been reported.

(Via WHO PAHO - accessed 07/08/14)

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.