BARBADIAN GOVERNMENT ARM DECLARES A DECLINE IN CHIKUNGUNYA CASES
Barbados’ Ministry of Health claims there’s been a decline in the number of confirmed cases of chikungunya in recent weeks. The levels of mosquito breeding have also fallen, so says the MoH…
The Caribbean Public Health Agency advised it isn’t necessary to conduct testing on everyone presenting with symptoms of chikungunya.
However, pregnant women, elderly persons and persons with severe symptoms, such as fever for more than five days, intractable pain and incessant vomiting, are advised to seek immediate medical attention.
The Ministry thanked the public for its cooperation so far in response to chikungunya, and urged Barbadians to continue to be vigilant and take all necessary measures to reduce mosquito breeding around their premises.
The MoH also praised the Environmental Health Department for contributing to the reduction in the level of mosquito breeding around the island, especially its community outreach efforts in collaboration with the Constituency Councils. (JS/BGIS)