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Chikungunya Virus in Jamaica

11 Aug 2014

As of 7 August 2014, a total of 4 confirmed cases of chikungunya virus infection has been recorded in Jamaica. Of those cases, 2 have been imported and 2 have been locally acquired infections.

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.