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Published On: Fri, Mar 14th, 2014

Chikungunya: More than 2,800 confirmed cases in the Caribbean, over 10,000 suspected

The mosquito borne outbreak of chikungunya in the Caribbean, which began in early December 2013 on the island of St. Martin, and more recently in South America, continues to mount according to the latest numbers from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) today.

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According to the ECDC assessment, “Epidemiological data indicate that the outbreak, which started in Saint Martin (FR), is expanding.”

As of Mar. 14, there has been 2,818 confirmed and probable cases reported from 11 locales.

There has been 4 fatalities associated with the chikungunya outbreak.

In addition, the number of suspected cases is now at 10,450.

More specifically:

  • Virgin Islands (UK), 7 confirmed cases;
  • Saint Martin (FR), 2 560 suspected and 781 confirmed or probable cases, 3 deaths;
  • Sint Maarten (NL), 115 confirmed autochthonous cases;
  • Martinique, 5 680 suspected and 1 058 confirmed or probable cases, one death;
  • Saint Barthélemy, 410 suspected and 134 confirmed or probable cases;
  • Guadeloupe, 1 800 suspected and 529 confirmed or probable cases;
  • Dominica, 56 confirmed cases (imported) and 91 autochthonous cases;
  • French Guiana, 31 confirmed cases, 10 of which are imported cases;
  • Anguilla, 14 confirmed cases on the island with one case probably originating from Saint Martin;
  • Aruba, one imported case originating from Sint Maarten; and
  • St. Kitts and Nevis one confirmed case.

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  1. Jan Bianco says:

    Thank you very much for this pertinent info.

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