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The Prime Minister calls for Caricom meeting on the Ebola and Chikungunya outbreaks

by | Aug 20, 2014

kamla-persad-bissessar-1There is a call for a special CARICOM meeting to determine a coordinated response to the two main public health threats facing the world at present, namely the Ebola and Chikungunya outbreaks.

It comes from Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

The Prime Minister is also offering to host this meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.

This is in response to an advisory issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) Monday , as well as an increasing number of Chickungunya cases in the Caribbean.

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Health officials say so far, the Caribbean has not recorded any cases of the Ebola virus.

EbolaHowever, Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 22 cases of the Chikungunya virus while there have been several hundred reported cases in other Caribbean islands.

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