Last year during the Ebola virus scare, there was another epidemic terrorizing the Caribbean, but its severity was somewhat overshadowed by Africa’s deadly plague. This doesn’t mean that Chikungunya (aka Chik-V) wasn’t serious.
While the virus has started to run its course and is far less prevalent in the Caribbean than it was at this time last year, there have been over 1,000 recorded cases in the Marshall Islands and parts of the North Pacific recently. It’s definitely worth being aware of the virus if you’re planning to travel to the Caribbean, Oceania or any affected areas.
In this article, we’ll run through the basic symptoms and treatments so that you can better prepare yourself in the event that you come into contact with this debilitating mosquito virus.