November 21, 2019

One confirmed case of Dengue in Grand Cayman

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From Ministry of Health and the MRCU Officials from the Ministry of Health, along with the Mosquito Research and Control Unit, wish to advise the public of one confirmed case of Dengue for a Cayman Islands resident who had no recent travel history, and the steps persons can take to avoid Dengue. Dengue, which causes […]

Cayman Islands: Measles awareness urged

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From Cayman Islands Public Health Department International health body, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), recently alerted health departments around the Caribbean to be on the lookout for measles and rubella as a precaution.  In light of this, the Public Health Department of the Cayman Islands is issuing   an alert to the community of the […]

Cayman Islands: Dengue update as of February 15, 2019

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From Cayman Islands Public Health department While a regional and international outbreak of dengue continues, the Public Health Department has committed to providing the Cayman Islands public with updates on the local situation. Since the last advisory on dengue fever issued January 8, 2019, there have been 19 investigations. A total of 13 results have […]

Dengue prevention and awareness urged

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Local health officials are urging Cayman Islands residents to be aware of the symptoms of dengue as a precaution following increased activity in the region. With the frequency of travel between the Cayman Islands and other destinations in the region, the likelihood of imported cases is a strong possibility. The Public Health Department has already […]

Cayman Islands Minister’s remarks- World Diabetes Day 2018

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From Cayman Islands Ministry of Health Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA Message for World Diabetes Day 2018 14 November 2018   “The Family and Diabetes” is this year’s theme for World Diabetes Day which the global community, including the Cayman Islands, will observe on Wednesday, 14 November. The […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Islands: From RCIPS Motor Vehicle Collision Involving a Cyclist, 26 July Just after 8:30PM yesterday, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to Gerrard Smith Avenue, Cayman Brac where it was reported that  there was a […]

Cayman Islands observes World Sickle Cell Day 2018

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From Cayman Islands Public Health Department The Cayman Islands joins the United Nations in observing World Sickle Cell Day on 19 June 2018. In December 2008, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognizes sickle cell disease as a public health problem, and the World Sickle Cell Disease World Day was first observed […]

Vaccination Week in the Americas 2018 – Message from Cayman Islands Minister

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From Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA 21 to 28 April 2018 This month, from April 21 to 28, the Cayman Islands and other countries in the region will celebrate the 16th Vaccination Week in the Americas, with a soccer theme in honour of the 2018 World Cup. The […]

Cayman Islands: Reducing the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease

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The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) and the Public Health Department are working together robustly, to closely monitor and mitigate against a local outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Approximately 60 cases have already been reported in the Cayman Islands. The HSA’s Paediatric Unit in collaboration with the Public Health and Laboratory […]

Cayman Islands Public Health advisory for measles outbreak

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Following confirmation of an imported case of measles in the Caribbean, the Public Health Department has issued an alert for travellers to be increasingly aware of the illness. Public Health officials are asking that anyone returning from the U.K. or other European countries, as well as some states in the U.S.A. where cases of measles […]