Via HaitiLibre.com: Chikungunya, the number of cases greatly exceeds estimates. Excerpt:
While the figure of 15,000 cases of chikungunya were estimated (statistical evaluation) in the country on May 30, http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-11272-haiti-health-more-than-15-000-confirmed-cases-of-chikungunya.html Dr. Jocelyne Pierre-Louis Brunache, Director of Health Promotion and Environmental Protection of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), announced Tuesday that the record in Haiti, stood in fact, to a little more than 27,000 confirmed cases, dated May 31, since the appearance of the first 14 cases officially reported May 6. Or over 80% of cases that the statistical estimation...
Dr. Jocelyne Brunache Pierre-Louis explained that under the national plan against chikungunya, established by the Government, fumigation continued in the West and are now extended in the 10 departments of country.
Since late May, painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs (to treat symptoms) were distributed to all health centers. Public awareness activities for the respects of health advice in the mass media (radio spots, TV, press) will be intensified especially during the World Cup Football.