Colombia: 258,307 cases of Chikungunya virus since summer of 14

Posted on April 16, 2015 • Filed under: Colombia, Latin America Health

The chikungunya epidemic in the Americas continues to be fueled by activity in Colombia, which accounted for the vast majority of news suspected and confirmed cases reported by UN health agencies this week. The new total cases in the Western Hemisphere stands at 1,367,781 since the first cases were reported in the Caribbean in Dec. 2013.

In Colombia, the total autochthonous, or locally acquired cases increased by nearly 15,000 putting the total over a quarter million (258,307) since the virus was first detected locally last summer. Only the Dominican Republic has recorded more. Read Article

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