Health officials on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts has said the number of confirmed chikungunya cases is now up to 20. Acting Chief Environmental health Officer Alexander Riley made the announcement Tuesday during an edition of WINN FM’s Talking Trash program.
Riley notes that with hurricane season around the corner, the environmental health department will be taking measures to prevent the spread of chikungunya include fogging beginning today.
In addition to St. Kitts and Nevis, to date, islands with confirmed cases are Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, Guadeloupe, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Dominica, Aruba, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, and French Guiana in mainland South America.
There have been more than 50,000 probable and confirmed cases in the region. Seven fatalities have been reported so far. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page.