Recent Outbreaks: Chikungunya in Bolivia
The cases of infected with the illness in Santa Cruz, they are located in the zones of Villa Primero de Mayo, Plan Tres Mil and Pampa de la Isla, according to Rocabado, who stressed the virus affects persons between 10 and 60 years of age, with family links.
At the same time he informed in the department of La Paz, nine suspected to be sick were tested but results came out negative and said the infected case is resident of Apolo and is already totally recovered.
The chikungunya transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito bite, provokes high fever, articulation and muscular pains which may disappear in a week and a half.
Rocabado and other health authorities insisted over the past few days in the importance of strictly following hygienic measures in homes and burroughs so as not to stimulate reproduction of the mosquito which also induces transmission of dengue fever.