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Gerwin-Schobbe-Eustatius
By Edition On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in Statia

ORANJESTAD - St. Eustatius is currently experiencing an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease, St. Eustatius Health Department official Gerwin Schobbe said. He said the disease is highly contagious and is usually More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Import ban meat from Colombia due to foot-and-mouth disease; 1000 cows’ project not in danger

WILLEMSTAD - It will take a long time before Curacao is allowed to import meat from Colombia. This is according to the Director of the Veterinary Service Arnold Dwarkasin. The Andean country is plagued by an outbreak More...

Mosquito
By Edition On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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Chance of malaria in Curaςao is small

WILLEMSTAD - The chance of the malaria disease appearing in Curaςao is small. This is according to entomologist Gisette Seferina. In Venezuela, the number of malaria cases has increased fivefold in recent years. The More...

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By Edition On Thursday, January 21st, 2016
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What you need to know about Zika virus

WILLEMSTAD - Concerns are growing over the mosquito-borne illness known as Zika virus, which has been spreading through the Caribbean, Central and South America and is believed to be linked to a surge in serious More...

Zika
By Edition On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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PAHO calls for increased vigilance due to Zika mosquito virus

CPS advises populace to eliminate mosquito breeding areas WILLEMSTAD - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in its recent epidemiological alert, calls on Member States to increase vigilance and establish/maintain More...

Chikungunya
By Edition On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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First case of chikungunya in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD – The first case of chikungunya was registered in Curaçao. It is a patient who may have been bitten by a mosquito on the island. So far the disease occurred predominantly with travelers from infected More...