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By Robert 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 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 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 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...

By Robert On Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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PAHO issues cholera update for Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently released an Epidemiological Update for cholera in the Caribbean region, covering Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Image/CIA According to the report, in More...

By Robert On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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PAHO issues a dengue fever epidemic alert for Central America as rainy season begins

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has issued a dengue fever epidemic alert for  the member states  of Central America and Dominican Republic Subregion, which include Mexico More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, October 27th, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy, Frankenstorm, skirts along US coast, leave 41 dead in Caribbean

The late season Hurricane Sandy appears to be one of the worst storms to hit northeast US in decades. Sandy is cruising northward on Friday leaving 41 reported dead in the Caribbean and widespread damage, extended More...


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