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Chikungunya in Brazil

27 Jan 2022

The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported continuing transmission of chikungunya across the country.

From 3 January 2021 to 1 January 2022, Brazil recorded 96,288 chikungunya cases, including 14 deaths. 

Chikungunya fever is an infection spread by mosquito bites that can cause a high temperature (fever) and intense pain in your joints.  There is no vaccine available against chikungunya.

Advice for Travellers

The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk.  They are particularly persistent and aggressive.

If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of chikungunya and should be aware of this infection.  

If you develop a fever either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.

For further information see the Chikungunya fever page.