Via Guadeloupe 1ere: Two new cases of Chikungunya in Guadeloupe. A Google translation from French:
Contamination is real, Chikungunya settled in Guadeloupe. With three confirmed cases we are still far from an epidemic but the virus is well and truly present in the archipelago and it spreads. Detected with the three were in remote areas from each other. In the last two contaminations, the dengue virus was also present in patients.
Two new cases in Guadeloupe
The reference center of Marseille confirmed Monday, December 30, 2013 that two new cases of Chikungunya were detected here. The regional health agency and the Institute for Public Health Surveillance circulated these results. With that confirmed the previous week, while three people were affected by the virus and 20 with suspicious symptoms. It is now certain that the virus is present in Guadeloupe.
A double contamination
The last two people on whom the disease was detected were also affected by dengue. Both viruses can therefore coexist and grow simultaneously. It is unknown at this time if the people were infected locally by one or two mosquitoes however, it is certain that the Aedes aegypti is capable of carrying both viruses at the same time. At the meeting in 2006, several simultaneous contamination were also found. The three patients in our people are recovering and resting at their homes.
Several areas concerned
In Guadeloupe, the cases were detected in the mold, in the region of Capesterre Belle-Eau and Guava and Basse-Terre. This achievement confirms that spread throughout the island is affected by Chikungunya. Health authorities fear a significant contamination to the extent that, unlike dengue, the population is still not immune to face certain serotypes of the virus. Be extremely careful, protect you and destroy the breeding sites. In case of high fever and aches, consult your doctor immediately.