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By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Haiti chikungunya case count nears 40,000

The number of suspected chikungunya cases in the country of Haiti has grown to 39,343 as of epidemiological week 23, according to The Haiti Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) today (computer translated). Haiti More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Florida chikungunya cases continue rise, 70% related to Haiti travel

The number of travel-associated chikungunya cases continue its rise in the United States, with no state experiencing the introduction of this mosquito borne virus like Florida. Image/CDC During the week ending June More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Haiti chikungunya numbers significantly higher than official PAHO tally

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) chikungunya statistics for the island of Haiti last June 6 seemed unusually low as the epidemic spreads across Hispaniola. PAHO reported some 12,000 cases last Friday, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Nebraska reports chikungunya case in traveler to Haiti

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has reported the states first chikungunya case in a traveler to Haiti, according to a DHHS press release Monday. The patient is a 25-year-old woman from More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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PAHO chikungunya update includes two imported cases in Cuba

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) released their weekly “Chikungunya in the Americas, autochthonous” report for epidemiologic week 23 yesterday and it shows that the number of cases increased More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Chikungunya: Alabama resident diagnosed and treated in Mississippi

In a follow-up to a report of an imported chikungunya case in Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) spokesperson, Liz Charlotte said the patient is an Alabama resident. A female Aedes aegypti mosquitoImage/CDC In 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 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 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 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...


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