14 Sep 2015

Previously reported chikungunya in Spain – false positive

The previously reported chikungunya virus infection in Gandía, mainland Spain is not laboratory confirmed Previously reported chikungunya in Spain – false positive

This updates news as of 5 August 2015 “Chikungunya: Spain”

In August 2015, public health authorities in Valencia, Spain reported a locally acquired case of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) [1]. As of 11 September 2015, this case, a sixty year old man from Gandía, Valencia, has been confirmed as a false positive [2].

You are advised to check the Outbreak Surveillance section of our website for further information on confirmed and suspected CHIKV outbreaks, including country specific CHIKV case reports.

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