About chikungunya virus infection
Chikungunya virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes.
Travellers can become infected with the chikungunya virus if travelling to a region of the world where chikungunya is found. The chikungunya virus is not currently endemic in Australia. There have been no locally acquired cases, though mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are present in some areas of Queensland.
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's chikungunya virus page.
Surveillance and reporting
Chikungunya virus is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.
For more on chikungunya virus in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.