Caribbean chikungunya virus

Jamaican Health: Caribbean countries with confirmed cases of Chikungunya virus

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

Caribbean chikungunya virus

Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean – Chikungunya mosquito 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

London 2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations: Who were the flag bearers?

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?