GUYANA Chikungunyaclaims first victim

More than 11,000 people have beenaffected bychinkungunyain Guyanasince the outbreakof the virusin December2013.


February 13 th, 2015


 The chikungunya epidemicclaimed itsfirst victimin Guyana, theRegionalHealth Agency(ARS)announced onWednesday. A woman in herfortiesdiedin on Saturday nightduring amedical evacuation toFort-de-Francein Martinique. The patientpresented "no particular history"prior to being "[treated at] the emergency roomof thehospital inCayenne" Monday.

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