Epidemiological Alert: Chikungunya increase in the Region of the Americas

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In 2022, the number of cases and deaths due to chikungunya in the Region of the Americas were above the numbers reported in previous years. The first weeks of 2023 have seen this trend continuing with the increase in cases and deaths becoming more evident. Due to this increasing trend, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States intensify actions to prepare health care services, including the diagnosis and proper management of cases, to face possible outbreaks of chikungunya and other arboviral diseases, to minimize deaths and complications from these diseases.