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Chikungunya Virus Infection in Belize

26 Nov 2014

The Belize Ministry of Health has confirmed the first three cases of locally transmitted chikungunya virus infection. The cases have been identified in the Las Flores area of Belmopan. Health officials will schedule spraying activities in the affected community and health education sessions will.

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.