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If not chik-V or dengue, what?

Published:Friday | October 31, 2014 | 10:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I
would be grateful if the Ministry of Health could help me, and possibly,
other readers understand what exactly is happening regarding tests for
chikungunya.

The instances of labs sending back results that find
neither dengue nor chikungunya infection seem astounding. What are all
these Jamaicans experiencing?

Who regulates these labs anyway? How
can we be sure that these tests results are accurate? And I ask these
questions against the background of reports that Jamaica has only one
laboratory certified to ISO standards.

EVERAL EDWARDS

everal.edwards1@cwjamaica.com

Kingston 19