June 30, 2022

Ebola threat in US, and we’re not prepared to contain it, experts warn

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By Luis Fábregas, Adam Smeltz and Megha Satyanarayana The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (MCT) From Stars and Stripes Mistakes and missteps in the handling of the first Ebola case in the United States trouble lawmakers, international organizations and some public health experts who say the government needs to step up its strategy to contain the virus. “Where […]

New process for exporting goods imminent for Cayman Islands

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A new Customs process for exporting goods from the Cayman Islands will launch next month to ensure safety and to help curb possible stolen goods leaving the country. Currently, persons are permitted to pack containers for export at any location, including open lots and at personal residences. Starting 1 October 2014, persons will have to […]

Investigation finds multiple ‘serious’ incidents occurred at government labs storing deadly diseases

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By Hunter Walker From Business Insider On Friday [11], the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the results of an investigation conducted after “potentially viable anthrax” was accidentally released at one of the agencies facilities in Atlanta, Georgia last month. The investigation described the situation as “serious” and found there were multiple other instances […]

Ground beef recall linked to 11 illnesses in four [US] states

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By Jenn Harris From Los Angeles Times At least 11 people in four states have been infected with E. coli-related illnesses linking back to the 1.8 million pounds of ground beef recalled by a Detroit packing company Monday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The meat is believed to be contaminated with […]

Cut price Dominican Republic plastic surgeries prompt warnings by US

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From Caribbean360 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Beverly Brignoni, a 28-year-old New Yorker seeking a cheaper way to enhance her appearance, flew to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery on February 19. She didn’t come back. The young mother died the following day from what her family was told was a massive pulmonary embolism while getting […]

Sadists Aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

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From The Steady Drip Royal Caribbean cruise ended after illness outbreak Norovirus suspected as gastrointestinal illness with vomiting, diarrhea that infected 281 passengers Health officials have boarded Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas to investigate an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300 people with gastrointestinal symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. The Royal […]

Rough sailing when virus comes aboard

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By Christopher Elliott, From Washington Post What’s worse than being stricken with a stomach bug on vacation? Maybe it’s being quarantined on a cruise ship with hundreds of other passengers suffering from the same illness. That’s what happened to Randy Fulp when he sailed to Mexico with a group of friends on the Caribbean Princess […]

First case of lesbian HIV transmission confirmed

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From Caribbean360 Previous reports of women contracting HIV from other women via sex have been hard to prove with other risk factors present. NEW YORK, United States, The first case of female-to-female HIV transmission during sex has been confirmed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), blowing the myth that gay […]

HPV Vaccine is recommended for boys [not mandatory in Cayman]

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From CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get your boys and girls vaccinated at 11 or 12 to prevent cancers caused by HPV. Get your boys vaccinated. Why do I need to protect my son against HPV-related diseases? A lot of parents know that HPV vaccine protects girls against cervical […]

Region at risk from spread of chikungunya virus

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From Caribbean360 Since the outbreak in French St Martin was reported on December 5, cases have been confirmed in several other Caribbean countries. (File photo) STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Monday January 13, 2014, CMC – The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has reported further increase in the number of confirmed and probable cases of […]