May 11, 2021

Man dies from swine flu

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From The Nassau Guardian A man died from H1N1 influenza, otherwise known as swine flu, on Wednesday, according to Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands. Sands was unable to provide any specifics about the case but he confirmed that the man was 61 years old. This is the second death from the H1N1 influenza in […]

Cayman Islands Friendly Aedes Aegypti Project firmly on track in West Bay

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The public health programme to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes which transmit Zika, dengue and chikungunya is firmly on track in West Bay. Recent results from the programme known as the “Friendly Aedes aegypti Project” show the number of wild Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the treatment area is greatly reduced compared to the nearby non-treatment […]

UPDATED: NOW 2 CASES- Cayman Islands reports first locally transmitted Zika virus case and now 7 imported cases

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Published Aug 9 2016 From Cayman Islands Public Health Department Update: Second Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Case Reported The Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez would like to provide an update on yesterday’s report advising of Cayman’s first locally transmitted Zika Virus case. Further investigation into the report received from Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has […]

Cayman Islands still Zika free

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Cayman Still Zika Free Statement on Investigated Case of Zika Virus in the Cayman Islands Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez has provided an update on the investigation of a reported case of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands. “I wish to advise the public and all concerned that the investigation is now complete. […]

FIRST Zika case reported in Cayman Islands

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From Cayman Islands health Department The Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams Rodriguez is advising of the latest development since the last release dated May 30 with data relating to the Zika virus. “On 1 June 2016, the Public Health Department was notified that a visitor to the Cayman Islands who was tested […]

Dominica rejects use of genetically modified mosquitoes

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From Caribbean360 ROSEAU, Dominica, Wednesday February 17, 2016 – Dominica wants no part of the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector that carries the Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. Minister of Health Dr. Kenneth Darroux recently made that clear as he addressed reporters on the Zika issue. “This […]