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Chikungunya Virus Infection in Dominican Republic (Update)

23 Apr 2014

The Department of Health has reported an outbreak of chikungunya virus infection in the province of San Cristobal on the south coast of the island. To date there are 17 laboratory confirmed cases with a further 767 suspected cases reported.

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.