Tag archive for ‘St. Martin Chikungunya’
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 Robert On Friday, January 24th, 2014

Chikungunya outbreak in Caribbean continues to expand, latest numbers released

“Epidemiological data indicate that the outbreak that started in Saint Martin (FR) is expanding. An increasing number of cases has been observed from most of the affected areas.” Photo/CDC-James Gathany This More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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Chikungunya total on St. Maarten increases to 10

The number of confirmed chikungunya fever cases reported on the Dutch Side of the island of St. Martin has jumped to 10, prompting health officials to start a country-wide clean up starting Saturday, according to More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Chikungunya cases near 500, Dominica reports first case

The number of confirmed and probable chikungunya cases has grown to 490 in the Caribbean, according to the CIRE (CIRE) Antilles Guyane report Friday (computer translated). Aedes aegyptiImage/CDC To date, the island More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

CDC updates travel notice: Chikungunya in the Caribbean

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the notice for travelers to the Caribbean, particularly the islands of St. Martin, Martinique and others in the French Caribbean as the number of chikungunya More...

By Robert On Monday, January 6th, 2014

Saint Martin chikungunya case count up to 98 as outbreak in French Caribbean continues to climb

The number of cases of the mosquitoborne virus, chikungunya, continues a slow climb on the island of St. Martin and others in the French Caribbean. The number of chikungunya cases confirmed on St. Martin has increased More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Caribbean Chikungunya outbreak tops 100 cases

Since the first cases of locally acquired chikungunya fever were detected in the Americas (the French side of Saint Martin) in early December 2013, the case count has blossomed to 111 confirmed cases, according More...

By Robert On Sunday, December 29th, 2013

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 On Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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 On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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 Robert On Saturday, December 14th, 2013

CDC issues travel notice for St. Martin as Chikungunya cases reach 10

In a follow-up to a  report Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting 10 cases of chikungunya, as of Dec. 12 that have been identified in people who live on the French side of St. Martin in the More...

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