Via WINNFM.com: Twenty confirmed cases of Chikungunya in St. Kitts. Click through for an audio file.
There are now 20 confirmed cases of the Chikungunya disease in St. Kitts, according to Acting Chief Environmental health Officer Alexander Riley.
Mr. Riley made this confirmation Tuesday during an edition of WINN FM’s Talking Trash programme.
Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne disease that causes fever and joint pain in humans. Other symptoms of the disease include rash, muscle pain and fatigue.
As the hurricane season approaches Mr. Riley lists measures that the environmental health department will be taking to prevent the spread of Chikungunya include fogging beginning this Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Mr. Riley sought to allay fears and concerns about the health and environmental health department risks of fogging, noting that the chemicals used are environmentally friendly.