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Four new cases of Chikungunya confirmed

Published:Saturday | August 30, 2014 | 9:25 AM

The Ministry of Health has confirmed four additional cases of Chikungunya bringing the total number of confirmed cases for the country to 21.

Of this number 18 are from local transmission, two imported and one considered cryptic due the uncertainty of whether the virus was contracted while traveling overseas or from a household contact.

Director of Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services, Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse says the positive results were received today from samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

The affected parishes remain St Thomas, St Catherine, St Ann and Kingston and St Andrew.

DuCasse says given the recent rainfall which affected the island it is even more imperative that Jamaicans are vigilant in looking for and destroying mosquito breeding sites in their environment.

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