Grenada Sees Rapid Reduction in Chikungunya Cases

mosquitoThe Ministry of Health of Grenada is registering a decline in the number of Chikungunya virus (ChikV) cases on the islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.  
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. George Mitchell reassured that these numbers will continue to decline as the Ministry of Health is robust with public education campaigns and other modalities of the Integrated Vector Management strategy.
The number of ChikV cases peaked at 687 in week 37, and decreased to 130 in week 41. The population of Grenada is roughly 100,000 persons.
Chikungunya is a virus transmitted from human to human by the bite of an infected Aedes albopictus or Aedes aegypti mosquito. Common symptoms are headache, fever and joint and muscular pain. The condition is inconvenient and uncomfortable, but generally not life threatening.

Notwithstanding, it is recommended that visitors practice precautionary measures of using mosquito repellents and other measures to avoid bites. 



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