Health official concern citizens are self-diagnosing Chik-V
Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer
A senior health official has raised concern that a number of Jamaicans have been diagnosing themselves with the Chikungunya virus.
Chief medical officer of the May Pen hospital in Clarendon, Dr Vitillius Reid-Holder, said people were not visiting medical facilities before declaring and treating themselves for Chik-V.
Speaking at the monthly meeting of the Clarendon Parish Council late last week, Dr Reid-Holder said there was a possibility that people who have been self-diagnosing could actually be afflicted with more serious diseases, such as leptospirosis or dengue, which are also common at this time of year.
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