Via BFMTV.com: Guadeloupe: the chikungunya epidemic is gaining momentum. Excerpt from the Google translation:
5,000 cases have been recorded in a week and the chikungunya epidemic continues to grow in intensity Guadeloupe, warns the Regional Health Agency and the prefecture.
Viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes pushes utilities to acquire business continuity plans. A campaign of radio and television communication has also been launched calling people to eradicate stagnant water sites: vases, flower pots, cups, gutters, consumer waste, used tires, etc.
Since the first cases reported in the archipelago in December 2013, nearly 24,000 people were affected by chikungunya and 5,190 new cases were reported during the last week.
"We asked the municipalities to establish and initiate action plans," said Nicolas Martrenchard Friday, Chief of Staff of the prefect of Guadeloupe.