Drop in chikungunya, dengue cases

Five cases of chikungunya, all of which were contracted overseas, were confirmed in the Cayman Islands this year, according to Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, the medical officer of health for the Health Services Authority. 

He said the last case was confirmed in August. 

Last year, public health officials reported 44 confirmed cases of chikungunya, also known as Chik-V, a mosquito-borne disease that causes high fever and joint pain. 

Dr. Williams-Rodriguez said there also have been two confirmed cases of dengue in 2015.  

Last year, there were at least four confirmed cases, with two cases contracted locally.  

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  1. Is it just me or does the Cayman Islands same to be a mixing pot of diseases it’s just starting to feel normal to have some kind of sickness you never heard about before being around. Are we doing something wrong somewhere?

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