Tag Archives: epidemic

  1. Sint Maarten Declares War Against Mosquitoes

    Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), Ms. I. Ingrid Arrindell and the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Mr. Emil Lee, and respective stakeholders are being proactive in terms of initiating both short-term and long-term preventative measures to protect both the residents and visitors to Sint Maarten. . The […]

    February 21, 2016HealthNo comments
  2. Ebola may be changing to spread more easily, U.S. scientist warns

    Amid warnings from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within 60 days, a leading US scientist has said that the deadly virus could be mutating to become more contagious. The disease has already killed over 4,000 people and infected thousands more, mostly in […]

    October 20, 2014HealthNo comments

    The World Health Organization (2014) has declared an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as ongoing in Western Africa; with Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea being the most seriously affected. To date, there have been over 8,000 cases reported with over 4,000 deaths (WHO, 2014). Recent cases of the virus being contracted in Spain […]

    October 17, 2014HealthNo comments
  4. “Ebola: Why such Indifference to West Africa?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Is the global response to Ebola in West Africa indifference? Whatever it is, the response of governments has been abysmal with the single exception of Cuba whose government has sent medical assistance disproportionately large to its size and resources. While the US and China – the two largest economies – have also sent help, it […]

    October 13, 2014HealthNo comments
  5. “Ebola: The Politicization of an Epidemic” By Rebecca Theodore

    “Illness is a universal human experience almost certain as death, taxes and romantic disappointments.” Yet, the new level of fear and false bluster that is leavened into the Ebola epidemic in western discourse now surpasses the constrains of language and reasoning. As the dominant discourses fail to understand the ecological and socio-economic realities in which […]

    October 11, 2014HealthNo comments
  6. Nevis records first cases of Chikungunya fever

    The following is the full text of a press release issued by Dr. Judy Nisbett Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). On July 2nd, 2014, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) informed the Ministry of Health, Nevis, of two laboratory confirmed cases of Chikungunya fever on the island. […]

    July 7, 2014HealthNo comments
  7. Chikungunya has taken over Santo Domingo: 136,000 possible cases

    The Dominican Republic has registered¬†136,835 suspected cases of the Chikungunya virus, including 30,519 new cases, of which eight are confirmed, the Public Health Ministry Central Epidemiology Directorate reported on Wednesday 25 June. The suspicious deaths attributed to the disease are still at three, and the rate of incidence is 1,318 per 100,000 inhabitants. The authorities, […]

    June 26, 2014HealthNo comments
  8. Regional pork industry stakeholders on the alert against new pig disease

    The Caribbean Animal Health Network (CaribVET) is encouraging stakeholders in the regional pork industry to take every precaution to prevent the introduction of the viral disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED). PED has been present in both Europe and Asia for some time but since the first case was identified in the United States of America […]

    June 26, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  9. As Government inertia spreads, children now at risk? Barbados’ Ministry of Health confirms a case of Tuberculosis (TB) was found in a teenager

    Following a visit by Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand and a medical team, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that a case of Tuberculosis (TB) has been diagnosed in a secondary school student. A rapid assessment of 170 students was conducted, as a precautionary measure. On Monday 26th May, parents were notified by […]

    May 28, 2014HealthNo comments
  10. CARICOM Seeks Consensus on Strategy to Reduce Adolescent Pregnancy in the Caribbean

    Representatives from the 15 CARICOM Member States met in Gros Islet, St Lucia to decide a strategy and action plan to reduce adolescent pregnancy in the region. The upcoming meeting is another stage of the consultative process aimed at securing broad-based multi-stakeholder engagement and support before the strategic framework is presented to (COHSOD) later this […]

    May 1, 2014HealthNo comments
  11. Many still Lost? Now – Barbados’ Latest Missing man: Michael Marshall

    The Royal Barbados Police Force are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a number of missing people. Among those missing is Michael Marshall, 40 years, of the Castle, St. Peter. He was last seen at Gays, St. Peter around 9:00 am on Thursday 3 April, 2014, and has not been seen or heard from since. […]

    April 5, 2014CrimeNo comments

    Michael Kors dedicated the entire month of October to the fight against hunger. On World Food Day, October 16, Michael Kors teams took to the streets outside six stores in five major cities to give away Watch Hunger Stop T-shirts. In each of the cities – New York, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Hong […]

    October 31, 2013Fashion, HealthNo comments