Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travel Notices: April 10, 2014
In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported local transmission of chikungunya in Saint Martin. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. This is the first time that local transmission of chikungunya has been reported in the Americas.
Local transmission of chikungunya is now being reported in other countries in the Caribbean. As of April 4, 2014, the following Caribbean countries have reported cases of chikungunya:
- British Virgin Islands
- Dominican Republic
- French Guiana
- Saint Barthelemy
- Saint Kitts
- Saint Martin (French)
- Sint Maarten (Dutch)
CDC recommends that travelers to the Caribbean protect themselves from mosquito bites.