Tag: dengue fever

Public health issues warning over regional dengue

Public health issues warning over regional dengue

| 09/01/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Local health officials are urging Cayman Islands residents to be aware of an increase in reported cases of dengue in the Caribbean region. While there have been no reported cases for some time in Cayman, the frequency with which people travel to and from this jurisdiction always puts residents at risk during any outbreaks […]

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HSA lab can now test for zika

HSA lab can now test for zika

| 22/09/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue, zika and chikungunya, can now be identified much more quickly in the Cayman Islands. The Health Services Authority reports that its laboratory is now one of the three laboratories in the region that is internationally accredited with the full capabilities to test for viral diseases that may pose a […]

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GM project cuts mozzies by over 80%

GM project cuts mozzies by over 80%

| 26/01/2017 | 28 Comments

(CNS): There has been a dramatic fall in the number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in West Bay, where genetically modified bugs have been released in a pilot project to get as near as possible to eradicating the disease-spreading pest. Over the last six months the MRCU, in partnership with a private UK bio-technology firm, has […]

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Cayman keeps dengue and chikungunya at bay

Cayman keeps dengue and chikungunya at bay

| 14/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Public Health Department officials have confirmed that there have been no new locally transmitted cases of either chikungunya or dengue fever reported to the authorities since the start of 2015. Although health officials remain on alert, it appears that Cayman has managed to escape the regional epidemics. Meanwhile, as the PHD waits on details regarding […]

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