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ChikV nonsense!


Scores of Jamaicans brought to their knees by chikungunya-like symptoms have dismissed medical and scientific explanations that the virus is being spread by mosquitoes.

Many, including highly educated Jamaicans, are swearing on their aching joints that they were not bitten by any mosquitoes yet they have been stricken by the illness.

“I believe that it is an airborne virus, which is easily contracted. I have long since dismissed the thought that it is caused by mosquitoes. Do these mosquitoes take bus or taxis to other parishes?” declared Portland resident Annmarie Bennett.

“It’s not mosquitoes spreading it because look how long mosquitoes deh round and this is the first case of mosquito giving chik-V. I don’t believe that,” an adamant Bobbette Parchment declared in downtown Kingston as she pointed to the rashes which she has developed in the past few days.

“I don’t believe that the mosquito caused it. I don’t know what cause it, but I know that even before the outbreak, I keep my doors locked and the place sprayed regularly. I don’t see how mosquitoes could bite me,” said supermarket employee Derron Johnson.

Some persons were even adamant that the outbreak is linked to the plane carrying businessman Laurence Glazer and his wife Jane, which crashed off the coast of Port Antonio earlier this month.

With entire communities becoming afflicted with the virus, sporting events being disrupted, and more and more persons rushing for medical treatment, these theories are gaining traction despite the local and international literature which rubbish these claims.

“There is no question that this is a mosquito-borne disease,” declared Dr Horace Chang, who has spent several years as a public health specialist.

The opposition member of parliament argued that the panic being displayed by Jamaicans is a direct result of how the Government has handled the outbreak, even as he declared that there was no trickery in the claim about the source.

“There is some doubt in people’s minds because the minister of health never came out immediately and addressed the vector-control issue. What Jamaicans must do is to ensure that they protect themselves and get rid of the areas where the mosquito can breed around the house because there is absolutely no doubt that this is being spread by the mosquitoes,” added Chang.

President of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ), Dr Shane Alexis, also scoffed at suggestions that chik-V is not vector-transmitted.

“That’s completely incorrect. It is transmitted by the infected mosquitoes,” Alexis said last Friday.

In a bulletin last week, the MAJ provided basic information on the disease, its transmission, signs and symptoms, and the gestation period. (Jamaica Gleaner)

19 Responses to ChikV nonsense!

  1. Shawn Daniel
    Shawn Daniel September 28, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Hmmm something ain’t right

  2. Janine Downie
    Janine Downie September 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    That is because they probably do not have Chikungunya. They probably have Parvovirus B19. Same symptoms. Spread without mosquitos (or dogs).

  3. Omar Watson
    Omar Watson September 28, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I feel ebola is airbourne as well. Mass Extinction Protocol is in progress.

  4. Derek Bain
    Derek Bain September 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Wait, what?

  5. Elke Hassell
    Elke Hassell September 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Ebola, Aids, H1N1, Swine Flu, Bird Flu, ChikV laboratory created “diseases” (Most likely in the States) to control the Population – You better wake up and smell the roses, you are being fooled left right center

    • Sarah Sobers
      Sarah Sobers September 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      lol u sound like such a fool. i’m guessing the bubonic plague was made in a lab as well, and that science was so advanced that in 1918 h1n1 was made in labs.

    • Addison Cortlandt
      Addison Cortlandt September 28, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      This response has me dying!!! Lol lol I guess you are one of those who would sit in front the tv and believe everything you see and hear.

  6. Tony Jennings
    Tony Jennings September 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Can’t trick a Yardie with a storyline!

  7. Sherry Thorington
    Sherry Thorington September 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Tanika Walton you said so

  8. Tanika Walton
    Tanika Walton September 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    It just seemed that way….how ppl contractin it….i cud b wrong

  9. Lanna Douglas
    Lanna Douglas September 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Wait dahs not a mosquito picture whey dat come from I here the africans coming in to barbados humm

  10. Lanna Douglas
    Lanna Douglas September 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    It kida look like relative to de African snails hummm

  11. Eion Augustus Sealey
    Eion Augustus Sealey September 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm


  12. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Chikuganja symptoms? That is nothing new. The mosquitoes are only giving them what they are accustom to, the only difference is the citizens are suffering from an overdose.

  13. Rom Waterman
    Rom Waterman September 28, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I’m so what in agreement that it isn’t spread by mosquitoes, and those countries who never had it and took preventative measures citizen’s are still contracting this illness. So how is it transmitted?

  14. Magz Mapp Roberts
    Magz Mapp Roberts September 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    People wake up and stop be naive. The same how you could make time to browse Facebook, make time and research these viruses that were created in lad. Chikuganja was used many years ago by the US as a form of a weapon against Castro.Ebola is airborne and was more deadlier back then it would have killed a person in a couple minutes.HIV/AIDS etc all created by the US. They say God bless America I say God less America

  15. Magz Mapp Roberts
    Magz Mapp Roberts September 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Facts about chikungunya: Is a virtual disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.The virus is transmitted from human to human by the bites of infected female mosquitoes. It shares clinical signs wit dengue. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

  16. Donnah Russell
    Donnah Russell September 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm



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