Health Ministry Reports Chikungunya Fever Outbreak in Poipet

The Health Ministry on Thursday reported an outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness chikungunya fever after testing samples from more than 100 people in Poipet City, some of whom were found positive for the viral disease.

People in six villages in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet commune showed signs of illness beginning on Sunday, including fever, skin rash and joint pain, according to a ministry statement.

“Currently, besides Covid-19 there is another disease called [chikungunya] that has reoccurred in Banteay Meanchey. It could be another public health issue,” the statement said.

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