Chikungunya could affect 5 million in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic accounts for 47 percent of chikungunya cases in the Caribbean..!!!



Dominican Republic: Chikungunya cases overwhelm Greater Santo Domingo 68 percent of households Greater Santo Domingo have reported at least one case of suspected chikungunya in the family.


Here are a list of how is spreds in and from Dominican Republic


Second case of Chikungunya virus in Venezuela confirmed

This patient also imported the virus from the Dominican Republic

he second case of Chikungunya virus in Venezuela, imported from the Dominican Republic, was confirmed on Wednesday, reported Jesús Toro Landaeta, the general director of Environmental Health.

The patient is a 55-year old woman who traveled to that country, and upon return to Venezuela had high fever and joint ache. Blood tests were positive for the virus.

After the confirmation of the second imported case, the Health Ministry fumigated the (undisclosed) area of residence of the patient and the surroundings in order to avoid the spread of the disease.


2 cases of chikungunya virus confirmed in travelers from Dominican Republic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two cases of chikungunya virus infection have been confirmed in travelers who returned from the Dominican Republic on May 17 and May 29, the Rhode Island Department of Health announced Friday.

The patients came to local physicians with fever, muscle aches and pains and joint pain. The virus does not often cause death, but the symptoms can be severe, most commonly high fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash, the health department said.

Case of chikungunya reported in Sarasota County


SARASOTA, Fla. -- The State Health Department has announced a confirmed case of chikungunya fever in Sarasota County.

The Health Department says the infected individual recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, but is now recovering from the illness.




Chikungunya virus reported in Cuba amid Caribbean outbreak

HAVANA - Cuban health authorities confirmed six cases of the mosquito-born chikungunya virus Wednesday, the latest in a spate of Caribbean countries reporting the fever-causing disease in their backyard.

The health ministry said that most of the cases were linked to individuals who had traveled recently, likely to Haiti or the Dominican Republic.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government has confirmed the country's first two cases of people infected with a mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly through the Caribbean region this year.

Government spokeswoman Rosario Murrillo said Wednesday a woman and her 4 year-old daughter contracted the chikungunya virus in the Dominican Republic where they spent three months. Murillo says the 24-year-old woman and her daughter are hospitalized and in good health.


Chikungunya virus spreads to Peru

LIMA: Peru on Monday reported its first cases of the chikungunya virus, in two people who recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, authorities said.



Health ministry director Henry Rebaza said the man and woman who were diagnosed in Lima had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, a popular Caribbean vacation spot where the virus has been detected.




Paraguay Reports First Chikungunya Case

The Paraguay Health Ministry has issued a public alert after the discovery of the country’s first imported chikungunya case, according to a Prensa Latina report (computer translated).

According to health vice-minister Teresa Barán, the case was brought into the country in a person returning from travel to the Dominican Republic. The patient exhibited some classic symptoms of chikungunya to include severe joint pain.


Dominican Republic Steps Up Mosquito Spraying In Santo Domingo As Chikungunya Numbers Skyrocket


Although the disease is rarely fatal, the pain is very real. Minnesota pediatric emergency medicine doctor, Dr. Jen Halverson describes the disease from first hand experience after contracting it while on a volunteer trip to Haiti last month:

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