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Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the Caribbean island of St Martin

Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the Caribbean island of St Martin

On December 12, 2013, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) received notification of ten confirmed cases of locally acquired chikungunya virus infection on the French side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, which is divided into two parts, Sint Maarten and Saint Martin, governed by the Netherlands and France respectively. Four additional cases have been identified as probable cases, and 20 other persons are suspected of having the disease. Laboratory test results are awaited and it i...
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Influenza Activity in the Caribbean

Influenza Activity in the Caribbean

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, September 26, 2013. The Caribbean, like other regions in the Americas, experiences seasonal influenza activity. Improved health monitoring by Ministries of Health is providing more timely and detailed information on viruses currently circulating in the Region. This has resulted in the recent confirmation by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus from samples received from St Vincent. The identification of 2009 H1N1 influen...
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No Bird Flu in the Caribbean

No Bird Flu in the Caribbean

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, October 04, 2013: Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. C. James Hospedales, has confirmed that Influenza A (H5N1), commonly referred to as “avian influenza” or “bird flu” has not been detected in the Caribbean region. Although human infection with this virus is rare, sporadic cases of human infection have been reported outside of the Caribbean. Reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) show Indon...
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CARPHA’s new Chairman of the Board

CARPHA’s new Chairman of the Board

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, October 02, 2013: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honourable Colin Riley, Minister of Health of Montserrat, as the new Chairman of its Executive Board of Directors. Minister Riley expressed his great pleasure at being given a turn to make a contribution to strengthening and adapting the Region’s health systems to address the changing nature of public health. Minister Riley replaces Jamaica&rsquo...
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