December 6, 2019

Cayman Islands: Zika virus update: Third locally transmitted case

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Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, has made public the latest information on the transmission of the Zika virus within the Cayman Islands. “Since the last update of Tuesday, 9 August 2016, eight additional results have been received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). Of these, seven returned negative for Zika virus […]

Caribbean hoteliers, tourism officials seek Zika antidote

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By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse With the 2016 summer travel season waning, Caribbean tourism officials hope for some moderation in the Zika virus’ increasingly apparent toll on visitor arrivals. But with infection numbers continuing to grow in regional destinations, the illness’ shadow seems destined to cloud short-term tourism fortunes for several island nations. This […]

Cayman Islands confirms fourth case of Zika

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From Cayman Islands Public Health Authority Public Health officials have confirmed a fourth case of imported Zika virus contracted by a returning Cayman Islands resident. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said the female patient travelled from 4 to 8 July to a country where there is an outbreak of Zika. She reported […]

Cayman Islands: Measles outbreak in USA

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From Cayman Islands Public Health Department Public Health Advisory of Measles Outbreak Following reports of confirmed cases of measles in the United States of America (U.S.A), the Public Health Department has issued an alert to travellers to and from this region. “Although there is no need to be alarmed at this stage, we ask that […]

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 […]

Zika Virus Update as of 30 May 2016 – No Zika Cases in Cayman Islands

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Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams Rodriguez, wishes to advise that as of Monday, 30 May, there are no reported or confirmed cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands. Sixty countries worldwide have reported continuing Zika virus since 2015, with ongoing transmission by mosquitoes, according to the World Health Organization. A downward […]

Cayman Islands marks World No Tobacco Day May 31st

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Premier and Minister for Health Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA World No Tobacco Day Message 2016 31 May 2016 I am pleased that the Cayman Islands is once again marking World No Tobacco Day, along with the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners around the globe. Smoking remains one of the leading causes […]

Health screening required for new students at ALL Cayman Islands’ schools

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All students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands for the first time are required to have health screenings. Noting that this includes students entering reception programmes, School Health Coordinator Nurse Carvell Bailey adds: “The Education Department mandates that these screenings must be completed before the new school year begins in September.” The […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s statement re MRCU & Oxitec partnership to control mosquitoes

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Announcement of MRCU and Oxitec partnership to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito. By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Thursday, 5 May, 2016 Legislative Assembly Madam Speaker, I am pleased to announce today that the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has partnered with United Kingdom (UK)-based biotechnology company Oxitec to undertake new mosquito […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Four & a half year jail term for Cayman Islands Permanent Residency scammer Marcia Hamilton was sentenced last Tuesday (26) to 4 1/2 years at HMP Fairbanks by Justice Charles Quin for her part with two other women of obtaining property by deception in an organised scam over the sale of residency rights.  One of the other co-accused, Judith […]