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Chikungunya in the Caribbean/Americas Region (Update)

31 Jul 2014

The outbreak of chikungunya virus infection in various Caribbean islands and the Americas is ongoing; WHO/PAHO has published further epidemiological data on countries reporting autochthonous transmission.

Countries reporting imported cases but no ongoing transmission include: Bermuda, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, France, Jamaica, Peru and Spain.

Thirty five of the United States of America have reported imported cases. Florida has reported the most (105) and has also reported two locally acquired cases.

Most of the areas previously affected by the outbreak that has been on-going since December 2013, continue to report cases. Fitfortravel will continue to monitor the situation and only update the country records when there is something significant to report.

Non-Latin Caribbean

  • Sint Maarten, 123 confirmed cases.
  • Guyana, 16 confirmed cases.
  • British Virgin Islands, 20 confirmed cases.
  • US Virgin Islands, 2 confirmed cases.
  • Barbados, one confirmed case.
  • Dominica, 3559 suspected cases, 141 confirmed cases.
  • Anguilla, 33 confirmed cases.
  • Antigua and Barbuda, 4 confirmed cases.
  • Aruba, 2 confirmed cases.
  • St Kitts and Nevis, 31 suspected cases, 28 confirmed cases.
  • St Lucia, 214 suspected cases, 30 confirmed cases.
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines, 329 suspected cases, 67 confirmed cases.
  • Suriname, 13 confirmed cases.
  • Turks and Caicos, 10 confirmed cases.
  • Cayman Islands, one confirmed case.
  • Grenada, 5 confirmed cases.

Central America