Chikungunya virus infection

Find out how we define and monitor cases of chikungunya virus infection, and where you can learn more about this disease.

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.

Disease type:
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

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

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