Chikungunya Fever

As the news media has reported, this fever has been rampant in various parts of Haiti.  We would appreciate your prayers on behalf of the NHMI Haitian family of believers – 5 churches and 4 schools. 

What is it? It is a fever accompanied by an illness that has the combined symptoms of malaria and severe arthritis.

How long does it last? It typically lasts for one to two weeks depending on the condition and age of the person. The “carry over” symptoms can linger for an even longer period of time.

Who has been affected? We have had several reports of NHMI field personnel as well as pastoral families that have contracted the fever.  With school dismissed for the summer, we have been praying for the children and their families.

Thank you for your effective and fervent prayers on their behalf.

NHMI Home Office Staff