Via DA Vibes.dm: Barbados investigating seven suspected cases of Chikungunya virus. Excerpt:
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Ministry of Health is investigating seven suspected cases of the Chikungunya virus.
In a release on Friday, the Health Ministry said while there are no positive cases of the mosquito borne illness, samples taken from persons with symptoms of the disease were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad for testing on Thursday and results are expected soon.
According to health officials, routine tests of any patient with symptoms of Chikungunya have been conducted since December 2013, when the disease was first reported in the Caribbean region.
On Friday there were reports of two suspected cases of Chikungunya in persons who had just returned from Dominica where medical officials have been dealing with a major outbreak.