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DEH 10 years behind, says director

DEH 10 years behind, says director

| 29/11/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) director told Finance Committee that garbage management is some ten years behind in terms of staff and equipment. Richard Simms said resources had not increased for more than a decade, despite the growing population and the amount of garbage being generated. As the committee turned its attention to […]

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Five new locally acquired dengue cases

Five new locally acquired dengue cases

| 26/11/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials said there have been eight new cases of dengue fever confirmed in Cayman since the last update on 8 November; five of those cases involved local transmission as the patients had no recent travel history. Over the last few weeks 37 results have been received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency, […]

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California romaine lettuce contaminated

California romaine lettuce contaminated

| 26/11/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): After almost 100,000lbs of lettuce was recalled in the United States, the Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about an E. coli outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuce from Salinas, California. The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health is warning people here not to buy or consume the affected products and for […]

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Minister dodges health cover issue

Minister dodges health cover issue

| 19/11/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The health minister said very little about the pressing issue of health insurance costs when he spoke for almost two hours on Monday during the debate on the Unity government’s $2 billion budget. Despite having some of the most intractable problems of any minister, including garbage collection failures and the increasing struggle many face […]

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Health minister getting terrible advice, says Miller

Health minister getting terrible advice, says Miller

| 15/11/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The independent MLA for North Side, Ezzard Miller, said during the budget debate Thursday that the health minister is getting terrible advice from senior officials in his ministry. The former opposition leader raised a catalogue of problems with healthcare provision in the Eastern Districts and urged the minister to get better advice and change […]

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Dengue cases soar with batch of new results

Dengue cases soar with batch of new results

| 08/11/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): An additional seven people have been infected with dengue fever, officials confirmed Friday, after a batch of new results came back from Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirming the new cases. While two of these patients had travelled overseas to Dengue endemic locations, five acquired dengue here in the Cayman Islands. This means that […]

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Two new patients come down with dengue fever

Two new patients come down with dengue fever

| 05/11/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Another two local residents have been infected with dengue fever over the last two weeks, officials confirmed after samples were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency. In these latest cases, one of the patients had travelled to a country where transmission of dengue is year-round but the other acquired the fever in the […]

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Hospital to spend $500k on new A/C

Hospital to spend $500k on new A/C

| 29/10/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority is about to begin a major multi-million dollar capital project to upgrade the George Town hospital. The first phase will start with the replacement of the air-conditioning and chiller system. Officials told CNS that the work to replace the system and upgrade the existing infrastructure to accommodate the modernisation will […]

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Suspected dengue cases under review

Suspected dengue cases under review

| 28/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have said that more samples of suspected cases of dengue fever have been sent to the regional lab in Trinidad for testing and they are urging the public to take precautions against the Aedes aegypti mosquito bites. So far, there are six confirmed cases — three patients who were infected overseas […]

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MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

| 21/10/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit are working on mitigating the health impact of the current dengue outbreak, officials said in a press release following the confirmation that six people in Cayman have contracted the disease. With three of those infected having no travel history, the authorities are undertaking […]

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Local dengue fever cases climbing

Local dengue fever cases climbing

| 17/10/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Following last week’s announcement of a case of locally transmitted dengue fever in a patient in East End with no travel history, public health officials have confirmed that, as of Thursday, there were six cases, three in patients that had been overseas and three who contracted it here. The Public Health Department has still […]

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