Chikungunya is transmitted to people by being bitten by a mosquito that is infected with the virus. Symptoms include fever, rash and sore joints. The virus is mainly found in Africa and Asia. Travellers to affected areas should avoid mosquito bites to prevent infection.​

Further information

For further information please see the fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.​

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