Tag archive for ‘chikungunya’
By Robert On Friday, August 1st, 2014

Florida confirms ‘locally acquired’ chikungunya cases in St. Lucie, Palm Beach Counties

The Florida Department of Health confirmed two additional locally acquired, or autochthonous cases of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, bringing the total of such cases to four in the state and the country. Female More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Chikungunya and dengue fever anti-viral invented by Florida researcher

The Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida®), a leading non-profit biomedical research institute, today announced a key milestone achievement in developing novel approaches for the prevention More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Jamaica records second chikungunya case

Approximately a week after reporting their first chikungunya case, Jamaican health officials say they have confirmed the island’s second imported case of the mosquito borne virus. Currently, there has been More...

By Robert On Monday, July 21st, 2014

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, Joel Peralta, may have contracted chikungunya in the Dominican Republic

The Rays right-hander, Joel Peralta will likely be sidelined for a period as he battles a suspected case of chikungunya, according to the team website. Peralta, who is from the Dominican Republic, traveled to More...

By Robert On Friday, July 18th, 2014

Dominican Republic chikungunya case count exceeds 250,000

Despite all the efforts the Dominican Republic Health Ministry have taken to get the chikungunya outbreak in the country under control, the number of cases continue to increase, and sometimes increase greatly, More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Puerto Rico declares chikungunya an epidemic, more than 200 cases reported

El Departamento de Salud in Puerto Rico has declared an epidemic of the chikungunya virus because it is new to the island, the population has no antibodies against it, and cases are concentrated in one region, More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Chikungunya: Florida reports first locally acquired cases in the US

Seven months after the first autochthonous chikungunya cases were reported in the Western hemisphere in early December, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has reported two locally acquired cases of the mosquito More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Dengue fever in Brazil tops 500,000, chikungunya in the Americas eclipse 350,000

The mosquito borne diseases, dengue fever and chikungunya, continue their climb in the Western hemisphere according to the latest data released by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) this week. Dengue fever More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Paraguay reports first chikungunya case

The Paraguay Health Ministry has issued a public alert after the discovery of the country’s first imported chikungunya case, according to a Prensa Latina report (computer translated). Aedes aegyptiImage/CDC According More...

By Robert On Monday, June 30th, 2014

Dominican Republic steps up mosquito spraying in Santo Domingo as chikungunya numbers skyrocket

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Health says they will continue spraying and social mobilization against dengue and chikungunya in Greater Santo Domingo and various provinces as the numbers of the two mosquito More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Oklahoma: 2nd chikungunya case reported in Tulsa County

A second case of imported chikungunya has been reported in a Tulsa County resident, Oklahoma health officials report Thursday. Like the first case reported last week, the new case had recently traveled to the Caribbean. The More...

By Robert 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 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 The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Kentucky reports chikungunya case in traveler to Haiti

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has received lab results confirming the first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, also called CHIKV, in an Anderson County resident who recently traveled More...

By Robert On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Florida: Travel-associated Chikungunya cases increase by six

Six cases of chikungunya fever were reported this week in persons that had international travel and are residents of Broward, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, and Polk Counties. In 2014, 48 travel-associated cases More...

By Robert On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Sen. Chuck Schumer calls on CDC to issue health alert, urges DHS to declare a ‘public emergency’ for chikungunya threat

With the World Cup ending next month, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an immediate health alert for medical professionals in New York and around More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Mississippi health officials confirm first chikungunya case

In a follow-up to a story last week, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is confirming its first case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident who recently returned from Haiti. Several other More...

By Robert On Friday, June 20th, 2014

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 On Friday, June 20th, 2014

Oklahoma reports first chikungunya case in Tulsa County resident

A Tulsa County resident, who recently traveled to Haiti on a mission trip, is the first Oklahoman confirmed to test positive for the chikungunya virus. Chikungunya is not indigenous to Oklahoma nor to the continental More...

By Robert 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...



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