Chik V & Dengue Update
There have been no confirmed local cases of chikungunya reported by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) since the beginning of 2015.
Between 1 February – 7 March 2015, the statistics for chikungunya were as follows: six suspected with no travel history were sent for testing, six negative test results with seven results still pending; one from 2014. The total number of confirmed chikungunya cases remains 44.
Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams confirmed that the local Public Health surveillance team remains on high alert.
As of 7 March 2015, 23,283 confirmed/probable cases of chikungunya have been reported by all CARPHA Member States and 11 other Caribbean countries/territories since the beginning of the outbreak in the region. The total number of suspected cases is 863,207.
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.
There have been no confirmed cases of dengue since November 2014. All suspected cases of chikungunya are tested for dengue also.