TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Aug. 24, CMC – The Ministry of health says it is closely monitoring reports of several cases of mosquito related illnesses that fit the profile of the Chikungunya and the Zika Virus.
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.”
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.
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.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Monday October 20, 2014 - Health Ministers of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, OECS, have identified Chikungunya and Ebola as the most urgent public health priorities facing the region at this time.
KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 15, 2014 - The Parliamentary Opposition has signalled its full cooperation for the actions being taken by the Government to contain and reduce the spread of the Chikungunya virus, and plans being put in place to prevent the introduction of the Ebola virus in Jamaica, as well as measures to deal with any possible Ebola case in the country.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 15, 2014 - Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller on Tuesday held a meeting with Members of Parliament and Mayors, at Jamaica House, to provide an update on government's actions in relation to the current national health emergencies.