All about Zika virus

zika-virus
By Edition On Monday, May 9th, 2016
0 Comments

Zika a year later: How it took the region by surprise

The Zika virus epidemic has become notorious. It has made headlines in newspapers and television news programs around the world. Researchers on various continents are scrambling to discover more about it. And health More...

zika
By Edition On Thursday, April 14th, 2016
0 Comments

It’s official: Zika virus causes birth defects

There's no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes birth defects, federal health officials said Wednesday. The evidence has been piling up and there really had not been any doubt that Zika was causing horrific More...

zika2
By Edition On Friday, April 1st, 2016
0 Comments

73 zika cases on the island

WILLEMSTAD - The counter reaches 73 zika cases. This is according to epidemiologist Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth. It's about reported and confirmed cases. Gerstenbluth have put some remarks on the figures: eighty percent More...

WHO
By Edition On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
0 Comments

WHO statement on the 2nd meeting of IHR Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations

GENEVA - The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological More...

zika2
By Edition On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
0 Comments

PAHO, laboratories set guidelines to identify and confirm Zika virus

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Arbovirus Laboratory Network (RELDA) have agreed on new guidelines to improve lab confirmation of suspected More...

curacao-willemstad
By Edition On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
0 Comments

What visitors on Curaçao are saying about Zika (video)

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) made a video about what our visitors are saying about the Zika-virus. For more information about general precautions against mosquito bites click here.  More...

world_bank_headquarters
By Edition On Friday, February 19th, 2016
0 Comments

World Bank provides $150 million to combat Zika in Latin America and Caribbean

WASHINGTON, United States – The World Bank Group has made US$150 million immediately available to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean fight the Zika virus. And it said in its announcement yesterday More...

zika2
By Edition On Friday, February 19th, 2016
0 Comments

Regional leaders decide on measures to curb the spread of the Zika virus

PLACENCIA, Brazil – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have announced a series of actions that their countries will take to confront the Zika virus, including reducing taxes on imported supplies to be used More...

Byron
By Edition On Friday, February 19th, 2016
0 Comments

Virologist Martina expects Zika epidemic on ABC-islands

THE HAGUE – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are on the eve of a Zika-epidemic. That is the expectation of Byron Martina, a virologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Poeter Hofmann reports on Caribisch More...

pregnant
By Edition On Thursday, February 18th, 2016
0 Comments

Gynecologists and obstetricians launch own investigation Zika

WILLEMSTAD - Gynecologists and obstetricians, in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health Care (GGZ) began a research on pregnant women on the island. All women who are under the doctors’ care, will More...