AS we bid farewell to 2014, the thousands of victims in this and other Caribbean nations afflicted by the horrible chikungunya virus would most likely be prayerfully hoping to be spared another such unwelcome visit.
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.”
Strasbourg, 14 December 2014/ ACP: The epidemic that has killed more than 6,000 people in several countries in West Africa has put into focus the fragility of developing economies in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP countries).
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 6 (acn) Dr. Felix Baez Sarria, member of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade, who contracted the Ebola virus during his mission in Sierra Leone, West Africa, has arrived home in Havana totally free of the virus.
Despite there being just four reported cases of Ebola in the U.S. this year, including one tragic death, it's been a disease that's garnered months of attention from the American public and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, CMC – The Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Marcos Espinal, says preventing local transmission of Ebola is the main goal in preparing for the eventual arrival the disease in Latin America and the Caribbean.