9 December 2013: Chikungunya – situation in the Americas

Epidemiological AlertsGiven the detection of the first cases of autochthonous transmission of chikungunya fever in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) recommends Member States establish and maintain the capacity to detect and confirm cases, manage cases and implement an effective public communication strategy to reduce vector presence, particularly in areas where the mosquito that transmits the disease is present.

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