St. Lucia Braces for Increase in Cases of Chikungunya Disease


something to note…

Repeating Islands

Aedes albopictus : vecteur du chikungunya.

As indicated in a 2012 Live Science article, the name of the disease, chikungunya, means “that which bends” in an African language, and it describes the posture of its victims, bent over by severe joint pain. The most important factor that the article underlines is that the spread of this mosquito-borne viral disease has been accelerated by global warming. And here we are in 2014, and it seems one island after another has been reporting cases of the disease (as you can see by the proliferation of articles and posts such as Chikungunya: Mosquito-borne virus arrives in Dominican Republic, Threatwatch: Chikungunya may explode with rainy season, and Chikungunya In The Caribbean: Eight Cases Confirmed In Saint Barthelemy.) Here are excerpts of the latest article on the spread of chikungunya.

Health authorities say there could be more cases of the chikungunya disease in St. Lucia, after the island earlier this week…

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