Chik V Update for 8 Sept
Total confirmed cases of chikungunya remain at five as reported on 28 July 2014. Since then, there have been no new confirmed cases.
• Since the last update of 1 September 2014, three new cases were under investigation during the week of 1 - 8 September 2014. The blood samples were sent for testing at Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad on 8 September 2014.
• Two results were received this week from CARPHA. All tested negative for chikungunya.
• Total cases investigated for chikungunya since 25 June 2014 is 31.
• The total results received thus far are: out of 28 test results received, five have come back positive, twenty two negative and one inconclusive. Results of three blood samples sent on 8 September are awaited.
To date, 9,640 confirmed or probable cases of chikungunya have been reported, 20 CARPHA Member States and 11 other Caribbean countries or territories. Total suspected cases are 644,686.
Further information can be obtained through www.hsa.ky
Regional updates can be accessed by visiting the CARPHA website on http://carpha.org/What-We-Do/Public-Health-Activities/Chikungunya. In addition United States updates are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/geo/united-states.html.