Via the Jamaica Observer: Barbados confirms first local chikungunya transmission. Excerpt:
The Ministry of Health has reported the first case of chikungunya in a Barbadian with no known travel history. The other six cases confirmed so far have all been imported into the island.
The ministry said Tuesday that in its effort to stem the spread, it was continuing surveillance and public education programmes, as well as fogging programmes, especially in areas with a high presence of adult mosquitoes.
It has also called on residents to play their part by doing everything they can to prevent mosquito breeding, including getting rid of debris and stagnant water on their premises, especially during the rainy season.