All about Chikungunya

Omayra Leeflang
By Edition On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Motion research approach Chikungunya adopted

WILLEMSTAD - An efficiency research on the Ministry of Public Health’s approach regarding the Chikungunya virus will be initiated. This initiative is a proposal of the Independent Member of Parliament, Omayra More...

Whiteman
By Edition On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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500 guilders fine for not clearing mosquito breeding areas

WILLEMSTAD - "If, after a warning from the Public Health Department, you still do not clean up a mosquito breeding ground in your garden, you can be fined 500 guilders." This was announced by the Minister of Health, More...

Whiteman
By Edition On Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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Whiteman: “I was not slow to respond to chikungunya outbreak”

WILLEMSTAD - Minister of Health, Nature and Environment, Ben Whiteman denies that his ministry has responded slowly to the outbreak of chikungunya. He said in answer to this question during the weekly press conference More...

Zika
By Edition On Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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Numbers of new chikungunya infections continues to decline

WILLEMSTAD - The downward trend in the number of new chikungunya infections in Curacao continues. This was confirmed by epidemiologist Izzy Gerstenbluth. With the collected data on the virus Curaçao will make a More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
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2014 year in review: Caribbean rocked by Chikungunya

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Three general elections and continued socio-economic problems may have made the headlines in the Caribbean in 2014, but it was the Chikungunya virus, the mosquito borne disease that really More...

Zika
By Edition On Monday, December 29th, 2014
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Health officials investigating two suspected Chikungunya deaths

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent - Health officials are investigating the deaths of two people to determine whether they were as a consequence of the mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya, which causes fever and severe joint More...

Izzy Gerstenbluth
By Edition On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Tourist sector suffers from Chikunkunya

WILLEMSTAD - The tourism industry in Curacao is shocked by the news in the Netherlands about Chikunkunya on the island. According to Liza Dindial, president of Curacao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA), More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Reports in media about Chikungunya causes panic

WILLEMSTAD - The news about the prevailing Chikungunya virus in Curaçao has also reached the Dutch media. De Telegraaf reported earlier this week about the ‘killer mosquito’ and even the Dutch TV channels NOS More...

Zika
By Edition On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Chikungunya, has the attention of CHATA

“Toolkit” has been sent to our members…  WILLEMSTAD - CHATA has taken notice of several requests by its members in regards to the Chikungunya situation on the island. “We have been monitoring the situation More...

Sint Elizabeth Hospital
By Edition On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Not enough personnel at hospital due to chikungunya

WILLEMSTAD - Two operating rooms of the St. Elisabeth Hospital were recently closed because of a shortage of employees. This was reported by the hospital spokesman, Bob Harms. Many employees have been affected by More...