The two persons who caught locally-transmitted Chikungunya have now recovered.
That’s according to Director of Emergency Services, Disaster Management and Special Services in the Health Ministry, Dr. Marion Bullock Ducasse.
Dr. Bullock Ducasse says the two cases were detected as the Ministry intensified its surveillance programme.
Dr. Marion Bullock Ducasse, Director of Emergency Services, Disaster Management and Special Services, speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5.
Announcement of the two locally transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne disease came yesterday from Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson.
They’re the first cases of local transmission of Chikungunya.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency confirmed the cases on Tuesday, after local health authorities sent the samples.
Dr. Ferguson the affected parishes are St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew.
AND, Dr. Bullock Ducasse says no further blood samples have been sent to CARPHA, for confirmation of Chikungunya.
Dr. Marion Bullock Ducasse, Director of Emergency Services, Disaster Management and Special Services.
According to the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, 31 countries in the region have now confirmed local cases of Chikungunya.
There’ve been over 4-thousand-7-hundred cases of local transmission.