(Dive Travel Business News.com -- August 29, 2014) -- In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported local transmission of chikungunya in Saint Martin. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. This is the first time that local transmission of chikungunya was reported in the Americas.
Local transmission of chikungunya is now being reported in other countries in the Caribbean. As of August 11, 2014, the following Caribbean countries have reported cases of chikungunya: