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Chikungunya sweeps the Americas - death toll rises

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Nov. 4, 2014: The focus globally may be on the deadly Ebola virus but the death toll from the mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya disease continues to inch upwards in the Americas, now passing the 150 mark as of October 31, 2014.
  • Published in Health

Trinidad hosts CARICOM Meeting on Ebola, Chik V

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014 -  Heads of Government of  the  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will convene a special meeting in Trinidad today to discuss the Ebola virus, and the chikungunya disease, a mostly non-fatal but debilitating illness that is at this time striking down communities in the Caribbean.

Cuba to Host International Course against Ebola

HAVANA, Cuba, Nov. 1 (acn) The Havana-based Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute will be the venue to the first International Course for the prevention and fighting against Ebola in the Americas, Cuban deputy health minister Marcia Cobas announced.The course will run from November 10 to 15.
  • Published in Health

Cornwall Regional Hospital prepares for Ebola

Given its strategic role as the premier hospital in western Jamaica, the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) is being made ready in earnest to professionally handle any emergency associated with the deadly Ebola virus.
  • Published in Health
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