Zik V could destroy Portmore, Jamaica – Doctor warns virus might thrive in municipality

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

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Jamaican Music: Jamaica, The Chikungunya Song and Lyrics

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

Over 200 Canadians infected with ChikV – News – JamaicaObserver.com

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

Jamaica’s Health Minister, Fenton Ferguson, calls for sustained island-wide community clean-up

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