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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Yellow fever updates for Brazil and Peru

In Brazil, since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2016 up to 20 April 2017, there were 2,900 cases of yellow fever reported, of which 681 were confirmed. This total includes 372 deaths (234 confirmed), More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Dominican Republic reports more than 50 leptospirosis deaths in 2016

Dominican Republic health authorities have confirmed 51 leptospirosis related fatalities this year as the country reports higher than normal levels of the bacterial infection in 2016, according to a Acento report More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Zika: Panama reports 4 microcephaly cases, 5th country to report according to PAHO

The Panamanian Health Ministry reported Wednesday four babies born with the birth defect, microcephaly, which are linked to Zika virus infection. Female Aedes aegypti mosquito Image/James Gathany According to a More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Peru reports locally transmitted Zika infections

Just a month after Peruvian health officials reported a sexually transmitted case of Zika virus infection in Lima, The Ministry of Health (MoH) is reporting this week three indigenous cases. Image/CIA The cases, two More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Zika news: Florida cases top 100, Louisiana prepares for possible outbreak

The Florida Department of Health reported three addition imported Zika virus cases today putting the total at 102, the most in the country. Image/CDC The new cases are reported from Miami-Dade County (40), Palm More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Zika in Florida: 1st Martin County case, 6th pregnant woman

Florida health officials reported today that three additional travel associated Zika virus cases were reported, bringing the state total to 99. Martin County Florida mapImage/David Benbennick Martin County saw their More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 17th, 2016
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Travel Warnings Revised by US Government as Zika Virus Falters at Higher Elevation

According to reports, the Zika travel issues have been pacified to a larger extent with the government allowing pregnant women an open pass to Mexico City. This came as a surprise to some but US Govt. explains the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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Guatemala: Locally acquired Zika virus infection confirmed

Following earlier reports on Outbreak News Today of local transmission of Zika virus in El Salvador, Mexico and Paraguay, the World Health Organization reports receiving notification of a laboratory-confirmed autochthonous More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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Zika confirmed in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has confirmed at least five cases of infection with the mosquito borne virus, Zika virus, in the region of the Caribbean, although they did not specify which countries More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Jamaica records second chikungunya case

Approximately a week after reporting their first chikungunya case, Jamaican health officials say they have confirmed the island’s second imported case of the mosquito borne virus. Currently, there has been More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Dominican Republic chikungunya case count exceeds 250,000

Despite all the efforts the Dominican Republic Health Ministry have taken to get the chikungunya outbreak in the country under control, the number of cases continue to increase, and sometimes increase greatly, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Dengue fever in Brazil tops 640,000 cases, rises 120,000 in one week

The dengue fever capital of the world still appears to be Brazil as the South American country’s dengue fever epidemic continues to mount halfway through 2014. As you may recall, Brazil recorded a whopping More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Puerto Rico declares chikungunya an epidemic, more than 200 cases reported

El Departamento de Salud in Puerto Rico has declared an epidemic of the chikungunya virus because it is new to the island, the population has no antibodies against it, and cases are concentrated in one region, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Dengue fever in Brazil tops 500,000, chikungunya in the Americas eclipse 350,000

The mosquito borne diseases, dengue fever and chikungunya, continue their climb in the Western hemisphere according to the latest data released by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) this week. Dengue fever More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Paraguay reports first chikungunya case

The Paraguay Health Ministry has issued a public alert after the discovery of the country’s first imported chikungunya case, according to a Prensa Latina report (computer translated). Aedes aegyptiImage/CDC According More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Dominican Republic steps up mosquito spraying in Santo Domingo as chikungunya numbers skyrocket

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Health says they will continue spraying and social mobilization against dengue and chikungunya in Greater Santo Domingo and various provinces as the numbers of the two mosquito More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Mexicali reports nearly a dozen Rocky Mountain spotted fever deaths this year

The Department of Epidemiology at the Secretariat of Health in Mexicali, Baja California state, Mexico are reporting 11 fatalities from the tick borne disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), during the first More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Brazil: Sao Paulo reports 12,500 dengue fever cases in 2014 to date

The dengue fever tally in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has reached 12,500 cases to date, increasing by about 1,000 cases during the past week, according to a Prefeitura de Sao Paulo notice published June 26 (computer More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Chikungunya in the Caribbean: ‘Locally acquired’ cases top 260,000, more than half from Dominican Republic

The number of autochthonous chikungunya cases in the Caribbean shot up by a whopping 70,000 as the total cases recorded in Central America, the Latin Caribbean and non-Latin Caribbean now exceeds 260,000, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Mexico reports first imported chikungunya case in traveler to Antigua and Barbuda

The Mexico Health Secretariat has confirmed the first imported case of a person infected with the chikungunya virus, according to a CNN Mexico report Thursday (computer translated). Image/CIA A woman from Jalisco More...


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