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Ebola, Chikungunya, and the Caribbean: Struggling to prepare and respond

Clegg, Peter


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Peter Clegg
Dean and Head of School of Social Sciences


In recent months the Caribbean has faced an epidemic of the Chikungunya virus, which the region has found difficult to control. In May 2014 the Caribbean Health Agency (CARPHA) declared the virus had reached epidemic levels, and since then the number of cases has increased further. Also, the threat of the Ebola virus is growing. No cases have yet been reported in the region, but there are great concerns over what might happen if it does arrive, particularly with the failure to deal with Chikungunya effectively. These actual and potential public health crises are having a significant economic impact at a time when the regional economy is already slowing according to a recent report by the International Monetary Fund. This article considers these issues in turn.


Clegg, P. (2015). Ebola, Chikungunya, and the Caribbean: Struggling to prepare and respond. Round Table, 104(1), 65-67.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal Round Table
Print ISSN 0035-8533
Electronic ISSN 1474-029X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 104
Issue 1
Pages 65-67
Keywords ebola, chikungunya, Caribbean
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Additional Information Additional Information : Published online: 29 Jan 2015