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NO CONFIRMED CASES OF “CHIKUNGUNYA”

by | Apr 6, 2014

MosquitoHealth officials reveal so far there are no confirmed cases of the viral disease chikungunya.

The viral disease which is carried mainly by the Aedes aegypti mosquito and causes a dengue-like sickness has affected over 3, 112 persons in the Caribbean.

Martinique has recorded the majority of cases to date.

Speaking at the recent World Health Day 2014 news briefing, Caribbean Public Health Agency Senior Technical Director, Karen Polson Edwards highlighted some of the symptoms which include a sudden high fever, severe pain in the wrists, nausea and rash.

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Caribbean Public Health Agency Senior Technical Director, Karen Polson Edwards

CARPHA Executive Director, Dr. James Hospedales underscored the importance of prevention and vector control to address the spread of the disease.

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