Ministry of Health says tests confirm Chikungunya in Las Flores

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Plus News broke the story early last week that preliminary Chikungunya tests taken by at least two Las Flores Belmopan residents were positive.

The Ministry of Health has only today, issued a press release confirming PlusNews’ story.

According to the release, “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.”

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