Tag archive for ‘Caribbean’
By Robert On Friday, May 30th, 2014

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 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 On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Tampa woman contracts chikungunya while traveling to the Dominican Republic

A Hillsborough County woman is one of three imported chikungunya virus cases reported by the Florida Department of Health today. It is believed the 44-year-old  Tampa-area  resident contracted the mosquito borne More...

By Robert 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 On Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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 On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

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 On Monday, April 28th, 2014

Dominican Republic reporting thousands of chikungunya and dengue cases

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Health says they are seeing an average of 188 chikungunya cases per day in chigger, San Cristobal and in Haina, according to a Entorno Inteligente report Friday (computer translated). Image/CIA In More...

By Robert On Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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 On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

MERS-CoV and chikungunya outbreak updates on Outbreak News This Week Radio Show

PRESS RELEASE The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and chikungunya outbreaks are clearly two of the top major news stories this year in the world of infectious diseases. These outbreaks are More...

By Robert On Friday, April 4th, 2014

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 On Friday, March 28th, 2014

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 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 On Friday, February 28th, 2014

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 On Friday, February 21st, 2014

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 On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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 On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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 On Saturday, February 8th, 2014

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 Guest Author On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Should travelers confronted by young beggars give them money?

Anyone who’s taken a Caribbean cruise or visited one of the world’s less affluent countries has been approached – sometimes even mobbed – by children begging for money. Many are dirty and obviously hungry. More...

By Robert On Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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 On Friday, January 10th, 2014
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Chikungunya in the Caribbean: The latest numbers from the ECDC

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released the latest numbers today from the chikungunya outbreak spreading in the Caribbean. As of 9 January 2014, the following number of cases has More...



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