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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Dominican Republic chikungunya cases skyrocket while work to eliminate mosquito breeding sites continue

The number of chikungunya cases in the Dominican Republic continues to rise at an alarming rate as the Ministry of Health’s Department of Epidemiology reports 52,976 cases, according to a Health Ministry More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Florida reports eight additional imported chikungunya cases in past week

New imported chikungunya cases reported from Broward, Clay, Hillsborough and Miami-Dade Counties during the past week has brought the total number of cases in Florida to 18, according to the Florida Department of More...

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 Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Florida reports 10 imported chikungunya cases in 2014

The number of mosquito borne infectious agents spans a plethora of viruses (dengue , chikungunya, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine encephalitis virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus  and parasites (malaria and filariasis). More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Chikungunya: Guyana the second South American country to report ‘locally acquired’ cases

The country on the northern coast of South America has become the second country on the continent to record locally transmitted cases of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, according to aa Associated Press report More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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France reports 23 imported cases of chikungunya and dengue during past year

Since May 2013, France has reported 23 imported cases of the mosquito borne viruses, chikungunya and dengue fever, from 18 departments, according to a Pourquoi Docteur report last week (computer translated). In 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 Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Panama reports two imported chikungunya cases

The Panama Ministry of Health (MOH), through their surveillance system, have detected two imported cases of chikungunya fever, according to an MOH press release today (computer translated). The first patient is More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Florida reports fourth chikungunya case in Palm Beach County man

Palm Beach County becomes the latest part of Florida to record an imported chikungunya virus case in a traveler to the Caribbean, according to a Palm Beach County Health Department (PBCHD) press release today.  Aedes More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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MERS Not As Threatening As Other Diseases

The case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) jumping from person to person earlier this week has had the Centers for Disease Control and the public worried over a possible pandemic. Now, infectious disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Chikungunya, cholera and other diseases in Haiti: An ‘on the ground’ perspective with Haitian Hearts, Dr. John Carroll

The cholera epidemic that began in October 2010 on the Caribbean island of Haiti, several months after the massive earthquake, has accounted for greater than 700,000 cases and 8,500 deaths. The mosquito borne virus, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Florida reports three imported Chikungunya cases

The Florida Department of Health reported today three imported cases of chikungunya virus, prompting health authorities to advise the public to be aware of the mosquito borne virus when traveling. A female Aedes More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Florida: Dengue fever is ever present in the Sunshine State, Is chikungunya next?

Florida saw dengue fever for the first time in four decades in 2009 when the mosquito borne virus made its appearance in October of that year in Key West. Broward County FloridaImage/David Benbennick Since that 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 Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Haiti health minister reports on 14 chikungunya cases, an additional 67 cases suspected

The Haitian Health Minister announced today that they have diagnosed the mosquito borne viral disease, chikungunya, in more than one dozen people from  several towns of the south and west of Haiti this week. Haiti More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Chikungunya: More cases reported in St. Vincent, Haiti records first cases

The chikungunya outbreak continues to expand, as the head of the Caribbean Public Health Authority (CARPHA), Dr James Hospedales declared yesterday that the virus has reached epidemic proportions. Hospedales said, “By More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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DR Health Minister on chikungunya: ‘Technically speaking, the country faces an epidemic’

With nearly 3,700 chikungunya cases reported in the Dominican Republic since March, Health Minister Freddy Hidalgo came out said the country face a chikungunya epidemic, according to a Dominican Today report today. Photo/CDC-James More...


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