Tag Archives: Chik-V

Jamaica on High Alert For Another Mosquito-Borne Disease

Take Precautions but do not panic. That’s the urgent advice from stakeholders in the health sector as Jamaica faces the threat of another serious mosquito-borne disease, the zika virus (ZIKV). With the wounds still fresh from the debilitating impact of the chikungunya virus (chik-V) that rocked Jamaica last year, from which persons are still experiencing long-term effects, Jamaicans are concerned ...

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Chik-V Virus Now Present in All 14 JA Parishes

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health confirmed on Friday that all parishes are now being affected by the Chikungunya virus, with increasing numbers being recorded in the western part of the island. There has been a significant decline in new cases in eastern parishes, including St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew as well as St. Catherine, the Ministry reported. In the meantime, ...

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More Than 200 Canadians Infected with Chik-V

Canada’s health agency says more than 200 Canadians have been infected by the chikungunya virus that has affected thousands of people in the Caribbean. On Tuesday, Health Canada reported that 201 Canadians have been infected with the mosquito borne virus. Eric Morrissette, a spokesman for Health Canada, said the cases have been confirmed among travelers returning from endemic areas in ...

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Freddie McGregor Heading To Africa Despite Ebola Warnings

Despite worldwide panic concerning the Ebola virus in west Africa, and Ebola warnings issued by Jamaica’s Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson, Freddie McGregor intends to honor a November 29 date in the east African country of Kenya. According to the veteran singer, pulling out due to paranoia would be unprofessional. “If you sign a contract, you must be man enough ...

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j$500m More Added To Chik-V Response Fund

Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller has announced an additional j$500 million for the national health emergency response. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on a Chik-V clean up exercise. At a press conference at Jamaica House this morning, Simpson Miller said the money would help towards the Chickungunya response and for Ebola preparations. The Government had already announced a j$150 million ...

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The JLP Launches Chik-V Clean-Up Campaign

Leader of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party Andrew Holness said his party has been mobilized to assist in cleaning up communities in response to the current Chik-V epidemic. According to Holness, he has directed all members of parliament, councilors, and the wider party machinery to use whatever resources available to start an Anti-Chik-V cleanup campaign. “Communities are being impacted so ...

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