Ministry of Health Update on Chikungunya Surveillance Activity

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Press Release, Belize Press Office, Oct 31st-


The Ministry of Health can at this time share preliminary results on samples taken during an active Chikungunya surveillance investigation done in the Las Flores area of Belmopan.
Today, the Central Medical Laboratory confirmed three positive IgM antibody tests for Chikungunya from samples collected early last week as a consequence of an investigation of a suspected case of Chikungunya from the Las Flores community. These three positive IgM samples along with another sample will be sent next week Monday for further testing and confirmation by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Laboratory in Trinidad.
The Ministry will provide updates as it becomes available.
For more Information contact:
Director of Health Services Dr. Micheal Pitts 822-0809  (Ministry of Health )

Information Officer: Claudette Dakers-Norales 822-2325 (Ministry of Health )



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