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Symposium on dengue fever, chikungunya for June

Published:Thursday | May 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
An aedes aegypti mosquito is shown on human skin.

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC):

The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency, (CARPHA), describing the chikungunya virus and dengue fever as "growing public health threats in the Caribbean", says it will convene a special networking symposium focusing on these viruses in June.

It said, the June 12 event is being held in collaboration with the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN).

"The symposium will enable clinicians, researchers and network engineers to share experiences in tackling and managing dengue fever and the chikungunya virus in the Caribbean and Latin America. Importantly, practitioners will learn how the dedicated, high bandwidth research and education (R&E) networks in the region - C@ribNET and RedCLARA - can support and facilitate the collaborative work among the various health-related communities and researchers," CARPHA said in a statement.