Via The Barbados Advocate: One case of chikungunya confirmed. Excerpt:
There has been one confirmed case of Chikungunya in Barbados.
This was revealed by Minister of Health, John Boyce, at a press conference at that Ministry’s headquarters to update members of the public on the latest news concerning this disease, what necessary steps are being undertaken by his Ministry to curtail the situation and what steps persons can take to protect themselves and their families.
The Minister said: “Based on testing conducted by CARPHA [Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad], Barbados has now recorded its first confirmed case of Chikungunya. This was one of seven samples sent to CARPHA last week for testing. This is an ‘imported case’, which occurred in an individual who arrived in Barbados on May 25 and [who] has already travelled back to their home country.”