May 11, 2021

Zika epidemic in the Americas and Caribbean continues to evolve: updated ECDC rapid risk assessment

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From European Centre for Disease The Zika epidemic in the Americas and Caribbean continues to evolve and expand geographically. Despite growing evidence of a link, uncertainties persist about the frequency and the clinical spectrum of mother-foetus Zika virus infections, the association between Zika virus and Guillain–Barré syndrome, and Zika virus and other neurological complications, concludes […]

More than 5,900 cases of Chikungunya in Caribbean, South America

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By Paul Tinder From Vaccine News More than 5,900 suspected cases of chikungunya have been reported in the Caribbean region and South America since December 6, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said on Friday. The ECDC published a risk assessment of the outbreak of autochthonous cases of chikungunya fever on the French […]

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 […]

Chikungunya Update

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From Cayman Islands Public Health Department Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar has issued an update on the outbreak of the Chikungunya virus disease in the Caribbean. From 6 December to 31 December 2013, 111 cases of Chikungunya were confirmed in six Caribbean countries. These are: Saint Martin (French side): 89 cases Saint Maarten […]

Caribbean chikungunya outbreak grows, poses threat to US

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Via CIDRAP, Lisa Schnirring writes From croftsblogs Health officials are reporting a sharp rise in the number of patients sickened in a chikungunya fever outbreak centered on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, which may signal an increasing risk to the US mainland. On the French part of the island, where most of the infections […]