Suspected Chikungunya patients speak of high fevers, severe pain
People have been flocking to the Georgetown Public Hospital and the Woodlands Hospital seeking relief after experiencing symptoms of the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya.
Two patients at the Woodlands Hospital yesterday told Stabroek News that they contracted the virus two weeks ago and were still being treated.
A male patient said he started experiencing severe pains in his feet and knees on August 1st and was later hit by a scorching fever. The 57-year-old Ogle, East Coast Demerara resident, who asked not to be named, stated that he visited the Woodlands Hospital a few days after and was told that he had to take dengue and typhoid tests. He stated that he was then injected for the pain but the next day boils broke out on his neck, chin and hands.