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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 16th, 2014
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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 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 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...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Dominican Republic reports 17 confirmed chikungunya cases, 767 suspected

The Department of Health in the Dominican Republic has reported 17 confirmed and 767 suspected chikungunya cases in San Cristobol province during the past week, adding to the already ballooning total of cases in More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Chikungunya case count in the Dominican Republic tops 750

On Friday, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Health confirmed, with the laboratory testing of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, that there is a chikungunya outbreak in municipality of chigger More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Chikungunya outbreak confirmed in the Dominican Republic

An outbreak of chikungunya has been confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Dominican Republic city of San Cristobal, according to a report in the news source, almomento.net (computer More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Haiti cholera cases down in 2014

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 as of March 10, according More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Brett Durbin discusses trash dump communities and the Trash Mountain Project

Founder and Executive Director of the Trash Mountain Project spoke with Dispatch Radio about their ministry and detailed the suffering of individuals living in trash dump communities. Described as landfills, “like More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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PAHO issues cholera update for Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently released an Epidemiological Update for cholera in the Caribbean region, covering Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Image/CIA According to the report, in More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
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The CDC advises ‘practicing usual precautions’ to prevent cholera if traveling to Hispaniola

The cholera outbreaks in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been ongoing since the fall of 2010 resulting in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of cases, according to a CDC travel notice today. Image/CIA In More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 18th, 2013
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CDC advises travelers to the Dominican Republic

Image/CIA Due to the ongoing cholera outbreak in the Dominican Republic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising travelers to the island nation on how to protect themselves from getting More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
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Tropical Storm Emily may hit Florida by the weekend

A tropical storm that could be headed for Florida has has stalled south of Puerto Rico. The forecast predicts that Tropical Storm Emily is making its path toward Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, warning of possible More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 3rd, 2010
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CDC issues travel notice for Dominican Republic because of cholera

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice today for US travelers going to the Dominican Republic. It has been reported that since November 16th, Dominican Republic health officials More...


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