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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Chikungunya stages and relapse

(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

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

Identifying, preventing Chikungunya in your child – All Woman – JamaicaObserver.com

The Chikungunya virus is transmitted to children through mosquito bites. The virus is spread when mosquitoes become infected after feeding on a person already infected, then bites another person. Director of the Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services in the Ministry of Health Dr Marion Bullock-DuCasse is therefore encouraging school administrators to continue efforts of … Continue reading Identifying, preventing Chikungunya in your child – All Woman – JamaicaObserver.com

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Jamaica’s Health Minister Fenton Ferguson bashes Opposition over chikungunya claims

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Health Minister Fenton Ferguson has rebuked political opponents for what he says are attempts to create panic with alarmist pronouncements about the chikungunya virus. "I see the last couple of days that there are elements within the Opposition, and more so elements in opposition in eastern Jamaica, trying to use … Continue reading Jamaica’s Health Minister Fenton Ferguson bashes Opposition over chikungunya claims

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PAHO warns of heightened chikungunya, dengue threats | CIDRAP

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) yesterday urged its member countries that have mosquitoes that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses to step up their vector control programs in advance of a possible increase in infections. The recommendation from PAHO, the World Health Organization's office in the region, comes in advance of the peak transmission season … Continue reading PAHO warns of heightened chikungunya, dengue threats | CIDRAP

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Haiti gets 6 million kits to treat mosquito-borne chikungunya virus | CTV News

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014 2:53PM EDT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti has received a large shipment of treatment packets to help it deal with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya amid a rainy season expected to result in a surge of new cases in the country, officials said Wednesday. … Continue reading Haiti gets 6 million kits to treat mosquito-borne chikungunya virus | CTV News

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41 suspected cases of chikungunya in St Ann – Latest News – JamaicaObserver.com

ST ANN, Jamaica -- As of September 6 St Ann has had 41 suspected cases of Chikungunya, Dr Francine Phillips Kelly, acting Chief Medical Officer for St Ann told the St Ann Parish Council on Thursday. “The cases are coming in fast and furious,” Dr Phillips Kelly said. She explained that there is a cause … Continue reading 41 suspected cases of chikungunya in St Ann – Latest News – JamaicaObserver.com

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Three additional Chikungunya cases confirmed; total now at 24

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Three additional cases of the Chikungunya disease were conformed in Jamaica on Thursday September 4, the Ministry of Health has reported. The Ministry has so far confirmed a total of 24 cases for the country. Of this number 21 are from local transmission, two imported and one considered cryptic due to the … Continue reading Three additional Chikungunya cases confirmed; total now at 24