14 Sep 2015
Previously reported chikungunya in Spain – false positiveThe previously reported chikungunya virus infection in Gandía, mainland Spain is not laboratory confirmed
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) . As of 11 September 2015, this case, a sixty year old man from Gandía, Valencia, has been confirmed as a false positive .
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.
1. Generalitat Valencia. La Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública. La Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública informa de un caso de Chikungunya en Gandia. [Accessed 14 September, 2015].