Epidemiological update: autochthonous cases of chikungunya fever in the Caribbean region and South America, 4 June 2014
On 6 December 2013, France reported two laboratory-confirmed autochthonous cases of chikungunya in the French part of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. It is the first time that autochthonous transmission of the virus has been documented in the Americas.
Epidemiological update: autochthonous cases of chikungunya fever in France, 23 October 2014
French authorities reported a cluster of four autochthonous cases of chikungunya infection in Languedoc-Roussillon region, south of France. This is the first report of autochthonous chikungunya virus transmission in France this year.
Poster with information for travellers
It is important to protect yourself from mosquito bites when staying in the affected areas in order to prevent becoming infected with the virus. How can travelers prevent mosquito bites?