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Jamaican Health : UWI reports chikungunya case on Mona campus

Reblogged THE University of the West Indies, Mona was yesterday scheduled to fog the campus as well as a 500-metre radius into the surrounding community following confirmation of a chikungunya case there. No information was given about the chikungunya case and university administrators were not immediately available for comment on the matter. It was also … Continue reading Jamaican Health : UWI reports chikungunya case on Mona campus

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U.S. mosquitos spreading Chikungunya, the excruciatingly painful disease that tore through the Caribbean

Reblogged Health officials are reporting that for the first time, U.S. mosquitos are spreading a virus that has been tearing through the Caribbean. Two people in Florida have domestically acquired chikungunya infections, officials said. In both cases, they said, a person infected with the virus after visiting the Caribbean was then bitten again by an … Continue reading U.S. mosquitos spreading Chikungunya, the excruciatingly painful disease that tore through the Caribbean

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Jamaican Health: Jamaica has first suspected Chikungunya virus case

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

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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

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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

Jamaican Writers: Two Jamaican writers Finalists for the 2014 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize

Four emerging writers from Trinidad and Tobago are among eight finalists for the much-coveted 2014 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize, now in its second year. The formal announcement of these finalists will be made today at the media launch of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest at Nalis, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain. The Prize, administered … Continue reading Jamaican Writers: Two Jamaican writers Finalists for the 2014 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize