Chikunguya Virus Infection in Jamaica (Update)
25 Aug 2014
As of 20 August 2014, 17 confirmed cases of chikunguya virus infection have been reported in Jamaica. Of those, 14 have been locally acquired.
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.