Via Radio Television Caraibes.com, an AlterPresse report: Chikungunya: Hundreds of cases reported in less than a month, the Central Plateau. A computer translation:
Chikungunya has already reached over a thousand people in the Central Department, learns AlterPresse with the medical personnel of the public hospital Sainte Thérèse in Hinche.
The cases reported are for people who are presented in the hospital, complaining of severe pain in the waist, irritation and nausea.
The public hospital Sainte Thérèse in Hinche receives between 80 and 100 people per week, according to the director of the hospital, the D r . Jean Daniel Laguerre.
"Someone who gets sick should go to the hospital. We are here to care for patients, "says Dr . Laguerre, inviting the population to fight against mosquitoes.
A contract nurse at St. Therese for her part said that it is not possible to make an accurate assessment of the epidemic in the Centre.
"Here we get sick 24/24, sometimes they are number 10, 15 or 20," she says.
A majority of people infected with Chikungunya, stay home.
"Sometimes we do not have enough hands to do the work, while patients arrive all day long. Therefore, to be treated at home seems the easiest access to a much faster treatment," means, says the nurse.
This reality is observed, particularly Thomassique where most patients - who do not go to the hospital - to provide themselves of drugs.
The chikungunya epidemic, which not only unfortunate, profits, the Central Plateau, vendors of paracetamol recommended painkillers to alleviate the disease.
The price of this drug has doubled in Hinche.