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Chikungunya Disease

Most common symptoms of Chikungunya include fever and joint pain. Some infected persons also report headaches, muscle pain and a rash. According to the CDC, there are no treatments or vaccines available for Chikungunya.

The disease is not passed person-to-person and can be transmitted by mosquito bites from only two species: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, which are found in the southeastern United States and are most active during the daytime.

Previous outbreaks of Chikungunya have occurred in Africa, Asia and Europe. The disease was first reported in the Americas in 2013 on the Caribbean islands. In July, Chikungunya arrived on the U.S. mainland with a case in Florida.

Because that infected person had not recently traveled to an area known for the virus, the CDC heightened its warning.

"Although CDC does not expect widespread cases of Chikungunya in the United States this summer, American travelers infected overseas may continue to return and bring the virus with them," the center said in a statement.

Aug. 28, 2014 - The Grenadian Health Ministry is reporting confirmation of twelve (12) cases of Chikungunya on the mainland. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alister Antoine who said the twelve cases we


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Your health when you go overseas is important - whether you are travelling on a holiday, visiting your friends and relatives, going on a business trip or looking for adventure. Getting individual care and advice based on your itinerary can ensure you have a good trip and come home healthy.

The International Travel Vaccination Centre (ITVC) is a well established travel vaccination centre with over 15 years experience. We provide a full vaccination service and are Yellow Fever accredited.

Our doctors have completed the Certificate of Travel Health through the International Society of Travel Medicine (ITSM) and are specialised in delivering travel health and vaccination advice.