According to a report by Loop Jamaica Former Prime Minister, Andrew Holness has joined the long list of Jamaicans displaying symptoms of Chikungunya.
Andrew Holness’ wife, Juliet, told Loop News that the opposition leader has been experiencing severe joint pains among a host of other symptoms.
As of September 12, 2014, 321, notifications were received and reviewed by the Ministry of which 183 met the case definition – meaning they had the appropriate symptoms and have been deemed suspected cases of chikungunya.
Of the 183 suspected cases, 24 tested negative and were discarded and 25 laboratory confirmed including an additional case confirmed by CARPHA on Friday, September 12, 2014.
The other 134 cases remain suspected.
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Source: Loop Jamaica