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Chikungunya-like symptoms surface in Corozal

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Health is investigating four suspected cases of Chikungunya (Chik-V) In the Corozal district.

On Friday the Corozal Town Hospital revealed that it was treating several persons with symptoms of the virus. All the cases originated in the Altamira area, Corozal Town.

The ministry’s Vector Control Unit is trying to determine if the infected persons travelled outside of Belize recently, where they might have contracted the potentially deadly flu.

As a precautionary measure, the ministry has initiated a clean-up campaign with the Corozal Town Council of breeding areas for mosquitoes.

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