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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...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Brazil: Wild poliovirus type 1 detected in Sao Paulo sewage samples

The detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV-1) in sewage samples in Brazil has prompted the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) to recommend that Member States maintain both More...

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 Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Chikungunya in Cuba: Six imported cases to date

Ministry of Public Health of Cuba is stepping up surveillance and control measures for travelers arriving from countries with risk of chikungunya, particularly the islands of the Caribbean. Image/CIA According More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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El Salvador health officials diagnose 1,200 people with chikungunya: Report

On Wednesday of last week, the El Salvador Ministry of Health (computer translated) reported an outbreak of febrile illness with skin rash, joint pains and muscle from late May outside of Ayutuxtepeque. More than More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Brazil reports cowpox case in Mato Grosso farmer

A farmer from São José dos Quatro Marcos,  Mato Grosso, Brazil is the first case of cowpox in a person confirmed this year, according to Office of Agricultural Defense of Mato Grosso in a Globo.com report More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Brazil reports seven imported chikungunya cases in past week

Brazil, the host of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup and the holder of the dubious title of “most dengue fever cases in the Americas”, has reported seven imported chikungunya cases during the past week, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Chikungunya cases in the Dominican Republic jumps 20,000 in one week, total over 77,000

The number of chikungunya cases in the Dominican Republic has jumped at least 20,000 cases in the past week while social mobilization efforts continue on the island nation. According to the Dominican Republic Health 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 Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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Cuba: Chikungunya reported in several provinces

This past Friday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported for the first time, two imported chikungunya cases on the island country; however, it appears that it may be worse than the PAHO reports. Hablemos More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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Haiti reports 25000 new HIV cases in 2013

Haitian health officials are reporting via their Epidemiological Bulletin for HIV Surveillance #7 (computer translated) that from January to December 2013, there were 25,161 newly diagnosed cases during the year, 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 Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Venezuela reports imported chikungunya case

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is reporting an imported case of chikungunya virus in a traveler returning from the Dominican Republic, according to an El Universal report yesterday (computer translated). The More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Barbados confirms first ‘imported’ chikungunya case, implements vector control measures

The island country of Barbados, in the western area of the North Atlantic, has confirmed their first chikungunya case, according to health minister, John Boyce yesterday. Minister Boyce said at a press conference: More...

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 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...


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