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Chikungunya case identified on UWI Mona Campus

Published:Tuesday | August 12, 2014 | 2:18 PM

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is reporting that a case of the Chikungunya virus has been identified on its Mona Campus in St Andrew.



In an advisory to members of the UWI community, the university said fogging of the Campus and a 500 metre radius will begin shortly.



It also urged residents not to panic.



Last week, the Health Ministry confirmed the first two cases of local transmission of the chikungunya virus.



The first two cases were among individuals who had travelled to countries affected by the mosquito-transmitted virus.



IMPORTANT TIPS



* Please ensure that there are no containers (such as plant saucers or vases) where water may have collected and created a mosquito breeding site.



* Protect yourself from mosquito bites by covering your body as much as possible and use mosquito repellants containing DEET on exposed skin.



* Seek medical help if you develop acute onset fever and severe joint pain.



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