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Caribbean warned of new-strain dengue epidemic

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 14, CMC – The head of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. James Hosepdales, is predicting “with some degree of certainty” that regional countries will have a dengue type three epidemic to deal with next year.
  • Published in Health

Vulnerability to Dengue virus – first global maps published by UN University

NEW YORK,  December 24, 2014 - The first-ever maps of global vulnerability to dengue, a mosquito-borne tropical virus that produces a painful condition of body joints sometimes referred to as “breakbone fever,” were published today by UN University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health.
  • Published in Health

America's 'cross your fingers' public health strategy

Maybe the country that claims to have the “best healthcare system in the world” can get away with ignoring basic public health strategies that have worked for centuries. Perhaps we can say, “It can’t happen here.”
  • Published in Health

No Antibodies for Chikungunya Fever

  Chikungunya fever is spreading more rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean than it takes to learn to spell and pronounce its name correctly.
  • Published in Health
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