Twelve more cases of chikungunya – Ministry

Twelve more cases of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya have been confirmed after further samples were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago for testing and analysis, GINA said in a statement yesterday.

GINA said Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran had confirmed 12 more cases of the mosquito-borne disease while stating that an epidemiologist, Dr. Morris Edwards, was analysing the data.

This new figure carries the total number of cases up to 31. The first 19 cases originated in  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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