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Five confirmed cases of chikungunya virus in T&T

There are now five confirmed cases of the chikungunya virus in Trinidad.
The Ministry of Health, through consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirmed yesterday there were two additional cases of the chikungunya virus in Trinidad, bringing the total to five. Affected people live in different parts of Trinidad.
“This underscores the need for all citizens across the country to take steps to prevent infection of this disease. There are at this time, no confirmed cases in Tobago,” the ministry said in a statement.
Signs and symptoms:
• High fever
• Joint pain which may be severe
• Headache
• Back Pain
• Muscle Pain
• Rash
• Conjunctivitis (reddening of the
eyes)
• Nausea and vomiting
Anyone showing a combination of these signs and symptoms should seek immediate medical treatment at the nearest health facility or from their family doctor.
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