Chikungunya mosquito (CDC Global)

Chikungunya Spreads to 21 Provinces, Almost 6,000 Suspected Infected

Five tons of larvicide has been shipped to one province alone as authorities battle the spread of the chikungunya virus, a rapidly spreading, mosquito-borne disease that is suspected to have infected almost 6,000 people across 21 provinces in three months .

Poipet City authorities and doctors visit chikungunya patients at the Poipet Referral Hospital, in a photograph posted to Poipet City Hall’s Facebook page in June 2020.

Some 1,500 Contract Chikungunya Across 15 Provinces, Ministry Says

Almost 1,500 people have tested positive for the mosquito-borne illness chikungunya fever in more than half of the nation’s provinces, the Health Ministry said, with officials instructing local authorities to get rid of mosquito breeding areas.