- Chikungunya is a virus transmitted to people by Aedes mosquitoes.
- There have been no locally acquired chikungunya in California, but cases have been reported in travelers to areas where chikungunya is circulating.
- Travelers can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites (See https://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/prevention/index.html for tips).
Chikungunya is reportable in Orange County within one (1) working day of identification. To report a case, health care providers/facilities should call OCHCA Epidemiology at 714-834-8180 or fax records to 714-560-4050. In 2015, 24 cases of chikungunya were reported in Orange County (all in returning travelers), but in 2016 and 2017, two (2) cases were reported each year.
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