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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 Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Camelia-Römer: “Release mosquitos in Curaçao more difficult than in Saba”

WILLEMSTAD - Release mosquitoes in Curaçao as they did in Saba is not just applicable to this island. The Leeward Island wants to release 15 million male tiger mosquitos to fight the Zika virus. The female Aedes More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Zika cases on the decline, but the war on mosquitoes is far from over

PORT OF SPAIN - “Even though the number of cases of Zika have significantly declined from the outbreak of 2016, there is still need for continued vigilance and action on mosquito borne diseases, which pose a health More...

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By Edition On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Future waves of Zika Epidemic likely, PAHO Chief warns

WASHINGTON - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) director Carissa Etienne says future epidemic waves of the Zika virus, which will put additional people at risk, remain likely. She issued the warning in a new More...

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By Edition On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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The WHO is still warning about Zika in over 30 Caribbean nations

NEW YORK - That pesky Zika virus just won’t leave the Caribbean region alone. The World Health Organization’s latest Zika classification table has over 30 Caribbean countries listed as areas “with new introduction More...

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By Edition On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Promising zika vaccine moves to next phase of human trials

WASHINGTON DC – With projections putting the regional cost of the ongoing spread of the Zika virus at billions of dollars, the news that we are one step closer to a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease is More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Zika’s emergency phase gives way to a long-term public health challenge

WASHINGTON — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says experts now consider Zika to be a long-term public health challenge, following the declaration by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Emergency More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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First Zika-related microcephaly case recorded in Grenada

ST GEORGE’S – One Caribbean country has confirmed its first case of Zika-related microcephaly, while another is investigating a possible case. Grenada has confirmed that a baby was born with the birth defect, More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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El Nino and Global Warming blamed for Zika spread

LONDON – The combination of climate change and last year’s El Niño phenomenon likely created the perfect playground for the Zika virus to spread rapidly across South America, a new study finds. Both the Zika More...

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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...