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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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Haiti and Dominican Republic chikungunya epidemic exploding

In what was expected by many, the chikungunya epidemic plaguing the Caribbean island of Hispaniola is exploding with no end in sight. Image/CIA In Haiti, which comprises the western third of the island, the number More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Tahiti reports first imported chikungunya case

After reported cases of chikungunya in New Caledonia and a large outbreak in Tonga this year, French Polynesian health authorities are reporting the first imported case of the mosquito borne virus in Tahiti. A Radio More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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San Juan teen the first chikungunya case in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Department of Health (Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico) has reported the first confirmed case of chikungunya virus on the Caribbean island yesterday, according to the Department’s Facebook More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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Haiti chikungunya cases rise sharply

The number of cases of the newly introduced mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, as expected, is growing at a rapid rate in Haiti. The latest official tally from the Haitian Ministry of Health from May 20 says they More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Haiti chikungunya outbreak spikes to over 1,500 cases

In a follow up to a report Saturday where it was asked, “How bad is it in Haiti?” concerning chikungunya, we are starting to see how quickly the mosquito borne virus is spreading on the island nation. Image/CDC According More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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Chikungunya in Hispaniola: Dominican Republic officials integrate social mobilization, how bad is it in Haiti?

During the past week, the number of chikungunya cases reported in the Caribbean continues to rise with the latest number of confirmed and suspected cases now nearing 50,000 in 16 countries and islands (including More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Chikungunya update with infectious disease journalist, Chuck Simmins

The chikungunya outbreak in the Western Hemisphere, which began with two “locally acquired” cases on the French side of St. Martin in early December 2013, has grown and spread dramatically ever since. Image/CDC Freelance More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Chikungunya outbreak tops 20,000 confirmed and suspected cases in the Caribbean

The chikungunya outbreak in the Western Hemisphere that began with two autochthonous cases on St. Martin (FR) in early December has hit a milestone of sorts. There are now greater than 20,000 confirmed and suspected More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Chikungunya suspected and confirmed cases top 18,000 in the Caribbean, suspected outbreak in the Dominican Republic being investigated

The number of confirmed and suspected chikungunya cases in the Caribbean continues to increase, in fact, some new cities on the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe have reported cases for the first time, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Chikungunya: More than 2,800 confirmed cases in the Caribbean, over 10,000 suspected

The mosquito borne outbreak of chikungunya in the Caribbean, which began in early December 2013 on the island of St. Martin, and more recently in South America, continues to mount according to the latest numbers More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Chikungunya confirmed cases increase by nearly 400, suspected cases almost 8,000

Although no new countries or islands were affected by the chikungunya virus in the Caribbean and South America, the number of confirmed/probable an suspected cases increase by a not insignificant number, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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Chikungunya outbreak grows by another 300 cases, first cases reported in South America

The outbreak of chikungunya continues it’s trek through the Caribbean as the region has confirmed another 293 cases during the past week, while suspected cases near 6,000, according to a European Centre of More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Canada health officials issue travel warning over chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean

With the Caribbean chikungunya outbreak topping 2,000 confirmed and probable cases late last week, The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a travel advisory Tuesday for Canadians heading to the islands. Image/CDC Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Anguilla records four new chikungunya cases

The British territory just north of the chikungunya epicenter in the Caribbean, St. Martin, has recorded four additional cases of the mosquito borne virus, according to an Anguilla News report Tuesday. This brings More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 8th, 2014
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Chikungunya outbreak continues to grow as Caribbean case count nears 1,500

Since the chikungunya virus first made it’s appearance in the Western Hemisphere in early December on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, the outbreak has continued to grow and spread throughout many parts More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Chikungunya in the Caribbean: 247 new cases reported last week of January

The chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean has grown by another 247 cases during the last week of January, according to the latest data from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) released More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Chikungunya in the Caribbean: Eight cases confirmed in Saint Barthelemy

In a follow-up to a report Sunday, where  there was 11 suspected cases of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, the Regional Agency for Health (ARS) is now reporting eight confirmed cases in the Territorial More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 29th, 2013
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Chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean grows to 71 confirmed cases

Following reports of the emergence of the chikungunya virus in the Western Hemisphere earlier this month when two locally acquired cases were confirmed on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin, the beginning More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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Chikungunya outbreak grows to 26 confirmed cases on St. Martin

Local health authorities of the French Caribbean Islands reported 26 confirmed and 12 probable autochthonous, or locally acquired, cases of chikungunya on the island of Saint Martin, according to a European Centre More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Chikungunya in the Western Hemisphere: An interview with a CDC expert

With the recent report of local transmission of Chikungunya virus on the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean, the first such cases in the Western Hemisphere, I sought out an expert on the topic from the Centers More...


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