Chikungunya in the Caribbean: The latest numbers from the ECDC

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released the latest numbers today from the chikungunya outbreak spreading in the Caribbean.

As of 9 January 2014, the following number of cases has been reported:

– 201 probable or confirmed cases in Saint Martin (FR);
– 2 confirmed cases in Saint Martin (NL);
– 48 probable or confirmed cases in Martinique;
– 25 probable or confirmed cases in Saint Barthélemy;
– 10 probable or confirmed cases including one imported case from Saint Martin in Guadeloupe;
– 1 confirmed case imported from Martinique in French Guiana.
Chikungunya transmission was detected during an ongoing dengue outbreak in the Caribbean. Dengue and chikungunya viruses are transmitted by the same Aedes aegypti mosquito species. The naïve population, the presence of an effective vector in the region and the movement of people in and between islands are factors that make it likely the outbreak will continue to spread geographically and increase in numbers. Since the dengue outbreak is ongoing, clinicians and travel medicine clinics should remain vigilant regarding imported dengue and chikungunya cases from the Caribbean.

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