Risk of getting Zika in the Caribbean is now low

Zika

PORT OF SPAIN - The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says the chance of anyone in the region contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) now is “low”. Following a review of relevant data over the last 30 months, CARPHA says the virus’ transmission has been “interrupted”. ZIKV was first detected in the Caribbean in late 2015. The More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Zika Virus Travel Alerts Updated For 90 Countries

International travelers can research Zika virus warnings prior to departing The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions, notices for several countries More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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PAHO calls for action to reduce deaths from hepatitis in the region

WASHINGTON - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for curative treatment for hepatitis to reduce thousands of preventable deaths in the Americas. PAHO called on countries in that region to urgently More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Survey highlights persistent discrimination against people living with HIV

AMSTERDAM - Despite progress being made in treatment that enables people living with HIV to work, they continue to face discrimination when seeking employment and as they try to keep their jobs and progress in their More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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New medicine against malaria

WILLEMSTAD - There is a new medicine for malaria on the market: Tafenoquine. The authorities have given permission to use the drug in the United States. It was discovered ten years ago and now it has finally reached More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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CMU Mobile Health Event 28-07-2018

WILLEMSTAD - This coming Saturday July 28th, 2018 the students of Caribbean Medical University (CMU) will be organizing the next CMU Mobile Health Event. This time we have been invited by Fundashon Prevenshon to More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Veterinary medicine can prevent outbreak Zika

A simple veterinary medicine that is used against ticks, for example, seems to help against the outbreak of diseases such as Zika and Malaria. If 30 percent of the population in tropical areas receives a single More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Health Inspector supports the legalization of medical cannabis

WILLEMSTAD - Hundreds of patients in Curaçao use CBD oil, a legal cannabis extract. This cannabidiol is available through the pharmacy. Cannabis expert Jeany Jansen argues for the legalization of pure cannabis, More...

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By Edition On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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CDB, PAHO sign agreement to support mental health in aftermath of natural disasters

BRIDGETOWN - The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed an agreement to enhance capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in disaster management in More...

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By Edition On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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Sterilization project progressing; more than 400 dogs

WILLEMSTAD - This week the major sterilization action has started: 400 dogs will be sterilized this week through an initiative of House of Animals in cooperation with five foundations in Curacao. Ten veterinarians More...