Colombia: number of Chikungunya cases 2016-2017

This statistic presents the number of suspected and confirmed Chikungunya fever cases in Colombia in 2016 and 2017. According to the Pan American Health Organization, there were about 1,052 suspected Chikungunya cases registered in the country in 2017, down from 19,357 suspected cases a year earlier.

Number of suspected and confirmed cases of Chikungunya fever in Colombia in 2016 and 2017

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Release date

December 2017



Survey time period

2016 and 2017

Special properties

* Epidemiological Week 52 / ** Epidemiological Week 48

Supplementary notes

Only accumulated cases for 2016 and 2017 are presented.

According to the Pan American Health Organization, a suspected case is registered when a patient presents "acute onset of fever >38°C (101°F) and severe arthralgia or arthritis not explained by other medical conditions, and who resides or has visited epidemic or endemic areas within two weeks prior the onset of the symptoms."
Confirmed cases are registered after a suspected case has taken a CHIK test (viral isolation, RT-PCR, Ig M, or four-fold increase of chikungunya specific antibodies titers).

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