Tag: Public Health Department

Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

| 30/01/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is meeting today, Thursday, after which it may declare a global health emergency, given the rapid spread of the virus. As well as spreading across every region of China, infections have been recorded in at least 15 other countries. Public health officials here […]

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Local cases of dengue mount

Local cases of dengue mount

| 08/12/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Public Health Department have confirmed that the cases of dengue fever that have been acquired by residents with no travel history to countries where the disease is endemic, continues to grow. Over the last two weeks three more patients have tested positive for dengue that they acquired in the Cayman Islands. […]

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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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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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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 case reported to HSA

Local dengue case reported to HSA

| 14/10/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A local resident who has contracted dengue fever has no recent travel history, public health officials are warning as they urged people to take precautions against mosquito bites. Dengue, which is transmitted by the bite of Aedes aegypti, causing cyclical outbreaks every three years or so, is an infectious disease that can be deadly. […]

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Cayman remains dengue free despite regional outbreak

Cayman remains dengue free despite regional outbreak

| 15/02/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Pubic officials have investigated 19 patients in the Cayman Islands over the last month to ensure they were not suffering from dengue, as a result of a regional outbreak of the fever which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoe. The Public Health Department said that it it has received test results for 13 cases, all of […]

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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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Officials try to contain hand, foot and mouth outbreak

Officials try to contain hand, foot and mouth outbreak

| 26/02/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS): With more than 60 reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, the Public Health Department said it is “working robustly” with relevant partners to monitor, mitigate and contain the outbreak. Normally a summer virus impacting children, this highly infectious disease can also hit adults and there is no vaccine or cure. The symptoms are managed […]

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Measles outbreak in region believed to be from Europe

Measles outbreak in region believed to be from Europe

| 01/02/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department is issuing an alert for travellers after at least two cases of measles were confirmed in the Caribbean and Central America that appear to have been imported from Europe. There have been no cases of measles in the Cayman Islands since 1990. Local immunisation coverage against the disease is around […]

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