Reblogged KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica may be facing its first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. The Ministry of Health announced in a release today that a suspected imported case of the chikungunya virus has been detected through its “heightened surveillance system”. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kevin Harvey says the case is of an individual … Continue reading Jamaican Health: Jamaica has first suspected Chikungunya virus case
According to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. It can cause high fever, join and muscle pain, and headache. Chikungunya does not often result in death, but the joint pain may last for months or years and may … Continue reading Jamaican Health: Caribbean countries with confirmed cases of Chikungunya virus
via Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean - Yahoo News. SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (AP) — They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use their hands. It's like having a terrible flu combined with an abrupt case of arthritis. Hospitals … Continue reading Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean – Chikungunya mosquito virus
Suddenly I am alive, and I am in Haiti. I am on a search for toys, because toys are linked to play, and play is linked to being human, or so I think, so I'm taking my camera to Haiti to explore this idea. I find myself in the evening light at La Piste, an … Continue reading Pain and Suffering and Joy and Resilience in Haiti: One photographers search for toys in Haiti
By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe 205 nations paraded in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Maybe like me you were wondering who were some of those flag bearers; apart from Jamaica's Usain Bolt who many of us are familiar with. Well here on The Island Journal, we have … Continue reading London 2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations: Who were the flag bearers?