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It can be found in the Carpha clade, the Bolboschoenus clade and in the Abildgaardieae.
In contrast with 2.2 bryophytes are less frequent, although characterised by Dicranoloma hariotii, and there is a greater presence of vascular species such as Tetroncium magellanicum, Acaena pumila, Caltha appendiculata and Carpha schoenoides.
But with that increased rate of travelers comes risk of disease transmission, CARPHA and experts note.
To control and reduce the mosquito population in and around the homes of chikungunya patients, vector control activities (i.e., source reduction, application of larvicides, and fogging) were intensified with assistance from CARPHA and Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.
PCR testing was done at the CARPHA Laboratory using the Real Time PCR (RT-PCR) protocol issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, Georgia, United States; 14) for persons residing in a community where CHIKV transmission had not been previously established.
Vector control activities were intensified following recommendations from a joint Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) field support and outbreak response mission to Sint Maarten 7-11 January 2014.
Of these, 20 were suspected CHIKV cases whose samples had been sent to the laboratory of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for confirmation during the 2014 CHIKV outbreak in the Caribbean.
Glennis Andall-Brereton, senior technical officer for non-communicable diseases at the Trinidad-based Caribbean Publish health Agency (CARPHA) notes 'cancer causes a fifth of deaths in the Caribbean region and its incidence is increasing'.