Via StabroekNews.com: Main opposition alarmed over Chikungunya response. Excerpt:
Main opposition APNU parliamentarians Dr. Karen Cummings and Dr. George Norton have both sounded concern over the growing number of detected Chikungunya cases in Guyana even as health officials have professed that they have the situation under control.
Three weeks ago, the mosquito-borne virus had surfaced in Guyana and two people tested positive—a toddler and a woman said to be in her forties, from Cumberland and Canefield, Canje, Berbice, respectively. Last week, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) had confirmed 12 more cases of Chikungunya from samples taken in East Berbice.
At an APNU press conference yesterday, Cummings said that she is concerned that the problem is raising from endemic to epidemic even as health officials have said that it is under control.
“…Chief Medical Officer Shamdeo Persaud did say that it is under control at the ports of entries. Yet, I have seen it here… I want to suspect that we don’t quite have it under control,” she said.