Tag archive for ‘Haiti’
By Guest Author On Monday, February 2nd, 2015

World Hunger Has Decreased, But Economists Say It’s Not Enough

According to economists, 25 developing countries have met an ambitious goal, set by the U.N., to cut their number of undernourished citizens by half. The number of chronically undernourished people in the world, 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 Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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 On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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 On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Florida chikungunya cases now at 25

The number of imported, or travel-associated chikungunya cases reported in Florida increased by another seven during the past week, according to the Florida Department of Health. Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoImage/James More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 8th, 2014

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 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 On Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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 On Friday, May 30th, 2014

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 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 Monday, May 19th, 2014

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 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 Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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...

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 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...



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