Chikungunya confirmed

Minister of Health John Boyce
Minister of Health John Boyce

One case of chikungunya has been confirmed in Barbados.

Minister of Health John Boyce says the infected patient is a non-national, who has since returned home. The nationality has not been disclosed.

Speaking at a press conference this morning, Minister Boyce said the sample was one of seven sent to Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency last week.

Officials are promising to continue surveillance at ports of entry.

They say fogging operations and other measures will also continue to fight the spread of the mosquito-borne disease.

4 Responses to Chikungunya confirmed

  1. David E Hall
    David E Hall June 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I am convinced that no one in the DLP is capable of being forthright.

  2. David E Hall
    David E Hall June 4, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Please tell me that the government is not manipulating this health news, in breaking it at this stage, to thwart attention to the most recent downgrade. There is a suggestion that possible cases have been here before.

  3. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne June 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    When I heard about the first case of chikungunya I was wondering why the Minister of Health didn’t say anything before, during or, to a lesser extent, after. He did say something which, to me, is worthless. This goes to show that this Government is fast asleep and letting the sick ones die slowly.

  4. Sanderson Rowe June 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    We have been fed a diet of lies in the last 7 years, that one cannot believe anything that a minister or official says these days.


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