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Chikungunya-like cases up in Manchester

Published:Saturday | October 4, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

There are increasing reports of people in the parish of Manchester showing symptoms of the chikungunya virus.

The first suspected case of the virus was in Christiana but now there are reports that it has been detected in other places like Porus and Alligator Pond.

The Chief Public Health Inspector for Manchester, George Sloley, says the presence of mosquitoes in the parish is common after a drought.

However, he says there is a clear need to reduce breeding grounds.

He is urging people to ensure that they destroy breeding sites for the chikungunya-carrying Aedes Egypti mosquitoes like black tanks and other receptacles.


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