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By Robert Herriman 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 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 Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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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 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 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 Herriman On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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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 Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Saturday, February 8th, 2014
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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 Robert Herriman On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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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 Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Volkswagen Super Bowl ad features angels getting their wings and a rainbow surprise ending

Volkswagen takes the early lead for funny Super Bowl commercials with  a spin on the “angels getting their wings” story parents tell their children. In the 2014 Game Day commercial from Volkswagen, watch as More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Chikungunya in the Caribbean: Eight cases confirmed in Saint Barthelemy

In a follow-up to a report Sunday, where  there was 11 suspected cases of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, the Regional Agency for Health (ARS) is now reporting eight confirmed cases in the Territorial More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 29th, 2013
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Chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean grows to 71 confirmed cases

Following reports of the emergence of the chikungunya virus in the Western Hemisphere earlier this month when two locally acquired cases were confirmed on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin, the beginning More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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Chikungunya outbreak grows to 26 confirmed cases on St. Martin

Local health authorities of the French Caribbean Islands reported 26 confirmed and 12 probable autochthonous, or locally acquired, cases of chikungunya on the island of Saint Martin, according to a European Centre More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Chikungunya in the Western Hemisphere: An interview with a CDC expert

With the recent report of local transmission of Chikungunya virus on the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean, the first such cases in the Western Hemisphere, I sought out an expert on the topic from the Centers More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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4 women dead as boat with immigrants from Haiti, Jamaica capsizes off of Florida

At least four women died when a boat capsized early Wednesday off the coast of South Florida, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased,” More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 1st, 2013
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NYC police looking for Kevin McClinton, suspect in the shooting death of Daja Robinson

New York police are currently searching for 21-year-old Kevin McClinton as the suspect behind the shooting death of Queen’s teen, D’aja Robinson, according to a CBS News report Friday. Robinson was riding More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 12th, 2013
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Jamaica health officials say there is not a ‘Malaria Alert’

Malaria image/CDC Despite the fact that an imported case of malaria was reported Friday, Jamaican Health officials said emphatically that “Jamaica is not in a Malaria outbreak and therefore not on alert More...


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