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Chikungunya Also Present In BVI! Suspected Dengue Cases Over 100

(BVI News) As the number of dengue fever cases continue to rise with more than 30 percent resulting in hospitalisation locally, the BVI has now confirmed cases of another mosquito-borne disease — Chikungunya.

This is according to the National Epidemiologist, Harmonie Brewley-Massiah who revealed the alarming statistics in a recent online forum.

She did not state the total number of confirmed chikungunya cases but said: “They are similar to dengue, which is why usually if you’re presenting with the symptoms, they’ll usually do a test to determine whether or not its chikungunya versus dengue.”

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