Doctor warns virus might thrive in municipality "I say to you, if you have a house in Portmore, sell it!" These are the words of a medical doctor with a grave concern for residents of Portmore, St Catherine, who believes the impending Zika virus could gradually wipe out the population. Dr Jephthah Ford said Jamaica … Continue reading Zik V could destroy Portmore, Jamaica – Doctor warns virus might thrive in municipality
Leave it to Jamaicans to take a very serious situation, use their creativity and make a joke or fun of it. The Jamaica Chikungunya song is awesome. Lyrical, witty, enjoyable, groovy and fun to listen to. I promise, you will be laughing or smiling all day. Why? Because most of the things Wayne J sings … Continue reading Jamaican Music: Jamaica, The Chikungunya Song and Lyrics
The cafe experience is a novelty in Jamaica. A very good one nonetheless. It is a modern take on your Jamaican pastry shop experience, with coffees and teas thrown in, almost every variety on the market on display. Asia's Cafe in York Pharmacy seems to replicate this novel trend in the 'heart of Half Way … Continue reading Jamaican Review: Asia’s Cafe in York Pharmacy – Part 1
At times, it seems Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes during the chikungunya epidemic are just that big.
Really, this is what they think we are doing when we swat at Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes during the chikungunya epidemic.
(From the Desk of the Vector Control Director, Dr Reyaud Rahman) Chikungunya has affected many countries worldwide and has spread like wildfire throughout them. Those most affected have the conditions conducive for this disease to progress and thrive. The types of mosquitoes which spread this disease are abundant in local environments and homes. Our surroundings … Continue reading Chikungunya stages and relapse
Can I breastfeed my baby if I have chikungunya? There is no evidence which suggests that you should not breastfeed your baby if you are ill. So continue breastfeeding your baby. The benefits of breastfeeding most likely outweigh the risks. Information share via http://www.babycenter.in/a1015297/chikungunya-in-pregnancy#ixzz3HdccGeBU
What if I get Chikungunya while I'm pregnant? Recent research suggests that you can pass on the Chikungunya virus to your unborn baby. This is most likely to occur in the third and fourth month of your pregnancy or in the last few weeks. Your baby will contract the virus through infected blood during labour. … Continue reading What if I get chikungunya while I’m pregnant?
OTTAWA, Canada (CMC) – Canada’s health agency says more than 200 Canadians have been infected by the chikungunya virus that has affected thousands of people in the Caribbean. On Tuesday, Health Canada reported that 201 Canadians have been infected with the mosquito borne virus. Eric Morrissette, a spokesman for Health Canada, said the cases have … Continue reading Over 200 Canadians infected with ChikV – News – JamaicaObserver.com
ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says efforts to clean-up communities and destroy mosquito breeding sites should be ongoing all year round. Ferguson was speaking during today’s clean-up activity in select communities in St Thomas. He said the idea is to demonstrate the Government’s commitment while motivating citizens to take their … Continue reading Jamaica’s Health Minister, Fenton Ferguson, calls for sustained island-wide community clean-up