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By Edition On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Public Health Department considering action against mosquitos

WILLEMSTAD – The Ministry of Public Health, Environment and Nature is considering whether action should be taken against mosquitos. This is according to the sector director Joe Alcala. Because of the heavy rainfall More...

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By Edition On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Outbreak mosquito virus diseases unstoppable

WILLEMSTAD - An outbreak of diseases such as dengue virus, chikungunya and Zika cannot be prevented. This is according to epidemiologist Izzy Gerstenbluth. He was a guest in the Curaçao Parliament to discuss the More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Measures against chikungunya came too late

WILLEMSTAD - At the end of July 2014, the month in which the first chikungunya case was confirmed, there were hardly any measures taken against the virus. This is evident from the report by the General Auditor Curaçao More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 18th, 2016
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Dengue possibly greater threat danger than zika

WILLEMSTAD - Dengue may pose a greater risk to public health than Zika. This is according to epidemiologist Izzy Gerstenbluth. Dengue can potentially cause more danger if, as predicted by the Meteorological Department, More...

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By Edition On Monday, June 1st, 2015
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Court of Auditors examines chikungunya approach

WILLEMSTAD - The Court of Auditors of Curaçao is currently performing an efficiency audit to see how the government had tackled the chikungunya problem on the island. The parliament of Curaçao had made this request More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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New form of Chikungunya detected

WILLEMSTAD - The Curaçao Health Department warns of the emergence of a virus like chikungunya on the island. The zica virus currently makes people sick in Brazil. This is according to information received from More...

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By Edition On Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Chikungunya thrives with climate variability in the Caribbean

Jenny had gone to bed feeling well, but an hour into her sleep she suddenly awoke with a “stiff, cramping pain” behind one knee. Within the next hour the pains had multiplied and both knees began to lock, followed More...

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By Edition On Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Cleanup Jongbloed, Dominguito and Nabij Vetter

WILLEMSTAD - The big cleanup of the Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature (GMN) to keep mosquitoes and other pests under control is taking place these days in the neighborhoods Jongbloed, Dominguito and Nabij More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Chikungunya on decline in region

GEORGETOWN - There has been an overall decrease in the number of chikungunya cases reported in the region. As of 2 February 2015, 21,724 confirmed/probable cases of chikungunya have been reported by all CARPHA member More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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Genetically engineered mosquitoes reduce dengue and chikungunya in Panama

OXFORD, England -- An outdoor pilot trial of an engineered strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the dengue and chikungunya viruses, has resulted in a reduction of over 90% in the local population More...