Roman authorities move to fight Chikungunya emergency

ROME- On Tuesday morning, despite the slow reaction time on behalf of the Roman civic authorities, the operators of ‘‘Roma Capitale’’ (special body administrator of the city) surveyed and intervened for the prevention of any Chikungunya contagion.

 Chikungunya is a contagious disease, spread through the bite of mosquitos, which causes severe fevers. In just the past few weeks, Rome alone has witnessed four contagions of Chikungunya virus.

 Pinuccia Montanari, aldermen for the Environment in Rome, declared ‘‘Last night, unfortunately with great delay, the Region Lazio (the body responsible for the administration of the region which counts Rome as its biggest city and capital) delegated the responsibility to Roma Capitale, and informed them through the press.’’