Chikungunya death toll in the Caribbean surpasses 30

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Chikungunya death toll in the Caribbean surpasses 30


The death toll from the mosquito borne disease, chikungunya, now stands at 32 in the Caribbean according to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Chikungunya is an illness caused by a virus that spreads through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of chikungunya are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Chikungunya disease rarely results in death, but the symptoms can be severe and disabling. Most people who get sick feel better within a week. In some people, the joint pain may last for months or years.

The six new deaths were all reported in the French Caribbean island of Martinique, where the number of deaths from the disease now stands at 19.

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  1. Stop misleading ppl... Yall kno very well this is an air- borne disease, and it is also contagious...so stop blamin the mosquitoes

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  2. ANd how many has dengue killed. If you people continue to believe this is caused by a mosquito then I have a bride at Bois D'Orange (to be completed soon) for sale.

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