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High-End Vacationers Cancel Caribbean Trips Because of Chikungunya

Since last December, when the first two locally transmitted cases of chikungunya hit St. Martin, media hype added to the United States’ preexisting fear of exoticism, deterring tourists from travel to nearby islands. 831 more words

Chikungunya likely to become endemic to the Caribbean

Dr. James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) stated that the Chikungunya virus is likely to become endemic to the Caribbean. He raised the issue during his participation in a public forum on Ebola and Chikungunya in Kingston on Tuesday. 220 more words