Via JamaicaObserver.com: It is chikungunya! Excerpt:
Chief Medical Officer Dr Kevin Harvey yesterday confirmed that Jamaica now has its first imported case of the chikungunya virus.
A report from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) yesterday confirmed that the sample sent Tuesday is indeed positive for the virus, he said.
The case is of an individual who travelled from an affected country and fell ill.
"The ministry will continue with its heightened surveillance and will be taking steps to reduce the vector through its vector control programme," Dr Harvey said. "Individuals should ensure that they protect themselves from mosquito bites by using insect repellent containing DEET and covering their body as much as possible by wearing long-sleeved clothing, for example."