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Possibly more chikungunya cases in St Lucia

Published:Saturday | April 5, 2014 | 12:32 PM

Health authorities in St Lucia are cautioning that there could be more cases of the chikungunya disease on the island.



The warning by the country’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Merlene Frederick comes days after St Lucia confirmed its first case of the mosquito-borne disease.



Earlier this week the health ministry revealed that a 63-year-old man had contracted the disease, but urged the public not to panic.



Frederick notes that some persons could have the chikungunya disease without displaying the most common symptoms of fever and mild joint pain.



As a result, she urged the public to ensure that they start eliminating breeding places for mosquitoes.



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