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
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
JAMAICANS ARE willing to try anything to prevent being victims of the debilitating chikungunya virus that is now rocking the nation, and key to that is not being bitten by any mosquitoes. Hence the new craze - mosquito repellent soap. "Mi nuh get the chik thing yet and mi nuh intend fi get it, so … Continue reading Mosquito repellent soap – the new ‘chik-V fighter’
This is what it looks like when I come out of my house in the mornings. Serious attack by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes during the chikungunya epidemic.