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By Edition On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Sea turtles on the North Coast are infected

WILLEMSTAD - Sea turtles on the north coast are infected with a herpes virus that causes tumors. Half of the 59 animals tested were infected. The virus is worldwide but has now been discovered for the first time More...

Flu
By Edition On Monday, September 19th, 2016
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A serious mosquito-borne virus seen in Haiti for first time

MIAMI - University of Florida (UF) researchers have identified a patient in Haiti with a serious mosquito-borne illness that has never before been reported in the Caribbean nation. Known as Mayaro virus, it is closely More...

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By Edition On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Zika virus contracted in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - For the first time someone within the Kingdom of the Netherlands is infected with the Zika virus. It's about someone who has contracted the disease on the island. The National Institute for Public Health More...

Zika
By Edition On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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First-Zika case in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - The first Zika-case in Curaçao is a fact. This was reported by the Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature (GMN). This is a person who has recently contracted the virus during a trip abroad. The More...

Zika
By Edition On Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
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12-year-old girl first in the Caribbean to contract the Zika virus

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The mosquito-borne Zika virus, also referred to as ZIKV, has now reached the Caribbean, with a 12-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic becoming the first person to contract More...

Zika
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...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Chikungunya update. 20.000 patients

WILLEMSTAD – Epidemiologist Izzy Gerstenbluth says that there probably 20 thousand chikungunya patients in Curaçao. He uses a mathematical model, because there is hardly any test anymore. Neither has every patient More...

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By Edition On Friday, November 21st, 2014
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No end in sight yet for Chikungunya

WILLEMSTAD - The Chikungunya epidemic is still not at its peak. This is according to the Public Health Department (GGD). The first patient in Curaçao was reported in August. Now, in late November, there are more More...

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By Edition On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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High demand for paracetamol due to Chikungunya

WILLEMSTAD – The Chikungunya epidemic on our island creates a great demand for the drug paracetamol. The sale of the drug increased by 150 percent this month. This is according to Peter van Leeuwen of Budgetfarma. More...

Chikungunya
By Edition On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Waiting rooms filled with Chikungunya patients

WILLEMSTAD – The waiting rooms of general practitioners are full. Chikunkunya grabs mercilessly around. According to the GPs this is mainly because the people on the island do not take the Chikunkunya seriously. President More...