Two Chikungunya fever cases confirmed

The Chikungunya mosquito-borne virus, which has been spreading rapidly throughout the Caribbean in the last five months, has surfaced in Guyana and health officials say they have since been closely monitoring patients while increasing preventative measures.

“So far Guyana has been spared the brunt of this invasion but now we have discovered the first two cases. One is a four year old child and a 40 year old male in Berbice and there is a team sent to Berbice to fog out the area for the next week,” said Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran yesterday at a press briefing.

He said the ministry was monitoring the virus since it was first detected in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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